Transparency in research and science

Innenansicht des Kommunikations- und Informationszentrums (KIZ) der Universität Erfurt

Standards of good scientific practice, ethical conduct in research, thorough research impact assessment, transparency in third-party funding and the public provision of research results are essential to answer questions about the responsibility and accountability of research and its potential impact on individuals and society.

Against this background, the Thuringian universities, in cooperation with the relevant member groups, have committed themselves to rules for the transparent presentation of research projects that are funded by third parties. An up-to-date directory that is binding for all universities provides information on these projects.

The list includes all projects that were active in the previous year of the report's publication, regardless of their duration. This applies to all projects that started in the year under review or before and ended in the year under review or after. The de minimis limit is 5,000 euros. Projects below this threshold are reported in summary form.

Project: Introduction of a Current Research Information System

What is a Current Research Information System (CRIS)? 

A CRIS is a software-based tool which allows for the systematic and standardized collection and presentation of research activities according to the Research Core Dataset (RCD). It also enables the compilation of various, quality-controlled reporting formats. A CRIS increases transparency of research as well as communication between researchers and the public.

Goals of the Project

In order to sustainably comply with the commitment to transparency regarding research projects funded by third parties, the University of Erfurt as well as the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Technische Universität Ilmenau are introducing a CRIS.
Just as the corresponding preliminary project, this project is funded until 2024 by the Thüringer Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitale Gesellschaft. 

After the project’s completion, the information on research funded by third parties, which has been collected consistently and systematically with the CRIS, will be centrally presented on a shared platform (Thüringer Forschungs- und Innovationsplatform, FIP). The introduction of a CRIS will thus improve the possibilities of communication between researchers and the public as well as transparency of research activities within the University of Erfurt.

To read more:

Under Research Service "Transparency in Science" you will find the guidelines for transparency in research and science adopted by the Thuringian State Rectors' Conference.

Ongoing third-party funded projects can be accessed via the FIS portal of the Thuringian universities.

Project „Current Research Information System"
(Research and Graduate Services)
Verwaltungsgebäude / room 0.33