Research information management: the CERIF approach

Jeffery, Keith, Houssos, Nikos, Jörg, Brigitte and Asserson, Anne (2014) Research information management: the CERIF approach. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 9 (1) . pp. 5-14. ISSN 1744-2621 [Article] (doi:10.1504/IJMSO.2014.059142)


In the context of the wide research environment, we introduce the CERIF (Common European Research Information Format) data model which (a) has a richer structure than the usual metadata standards used in research information; (b) separates base entities from link entities thus providing flexibility in expressing role-based temporal relationships; (c) defines a distinct semantic layer so that relationship roles in link entities and controlled value lists in base entities are separately managed and multiple vocabularies can be used and related to each other; (d) can generate the common metadata formats used in research information. CERIF is used widely and is an EU recommendation to member states. At the request of the European Commission, CERIF is maintained, developed and promoted by euroCRIS.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): research information systems; CRIS; CERIF; data infrastructures; e-science; metadata; ontologies; research information management; semantics; role-based temporal relationships
Research Areas: A. > Library and Student Support
Item ID: 31069
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Depositing User: Brigitte Joerg
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2020 16:53
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2020 16:53

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