CERIF: Common European Research Information Format - Insight into the CERIF 2008 Release - (Tutorial)

Brigitte Jörg

In: A. Bosnak; M. Stempfhuber (Hrsg.). Get the Good CRIS Going: Ensuring Quality of Service for the User in the ERA. International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (CRIS-2008), 9th, Get the Good CRIS Going: Ensuring Quality of Service for the User in the ERA, June 5-7, Maribor, Slovenia, Pages 183-192, IZUM, 6/2008.


CERIF, the Common European Research Information Format, allows for a data-centric view on research information. It has developed from a data model that originates back to the eighties, and since then, major updates and improvements have been implemented. With the 2006 release, a substantial revision of the model towards the coverage of semantics with relationships has been incorporated and an XML-based interchange format has been introduced. The 2008 release elaborates on the Publication entity and opens the much requested connectivity to repositories of scholarly publications. This tutorial aims to give insight into the latest version of the CERIF model and format. It will demonstrate its power and flexibility for setting up quality research information systems and for enabling the quality interchange and integration of data at a large scale, and thus support the quality access to research information and services.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence