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.