A CRIS (Current Research Information Systems), aka as RIMS (Research Information Management System), is a system to collect information about the entities that populate the research domain and provide researchers, managers and administrators, funders and decision makers, with a solid knowledge of the research activities, their outputs and results to inform institutional strategies.

DSpace-CRIS consists of a data model describing objects of interest to the Reseach ecosystem and a set of tools to manage the data. While standard DSpace deals with publications and datasets, DSpace-CRIS involves the other entities that are part of the research domain: Researchers, Projects, Organization Units and Second Level Dynamic Objects (single entities specialized by a profile, such as Journals, Prizes, Events etc: each profile can define its own set of properties and nested objects).

Differently from other (commercial) CRIS, DSpace-CRIS also includes the institutional repository and provides high visibility on the web to all the collected information and objects as defined by policies. 


    • Global search across the whole site
    • Highlighting of searched terms

    • Faceted Search

    • Contextualized dynamic components

    • Customizable Browse indexes as for DSpace items
    • Detail page for any entity organized in Tabs and Boxes

  • Assessment, reporting and analytics
    • Statistics available at all levels of hierarchy, including the whole repository
    • Global & Top item views & downloads
    • Statistics about each single entity
      • Cited-by count in the item page
      • Items’ views and downloads by regions
    • Aggregated statistics of linked items
    • Automatic periodical alerts

  • Profile management and promotion
    • Researcher CV

      • Possibility to manually show/hide selected items
      • Claim/disclaim previously entered items
    • Duplication alert

    • Collaboration network

    • Scripts are provided to query periodically bibliographic databases such as: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science
    • Deduplications can be used to merge found records in multiple sources or previously entered.
    • SOAP WebServices for READ-ONLY access to CRIS information
    • Export CRIS entities in CERIF XML 1.6
    • Import CRIS entities from CERIF 1.6 XML 
    • CERIF compliance test / REST API
    • Integrated with bibliometric database
    • ORCiD integration for both public and member APIs

    • CKAN Integration - Research Data Management
      • Explore dataset
      • Display data

      • Configure variables

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