euroCRIS and OpenAIRE work together to enable data exchange with CRIS
OpenAIRE and euroCRIS have agreed on the use of CERIF-XML as the standard format by which OpenAIRE will harvest information from CRIS. This was decided during the OpenAIRE Interoperability Workshop at Minho University in Braga, Portugal, held on the 7th and 8th of February,
As a next step, tt was decided to facilitate a joint working group, which, in the next few months, will work out a dedicated CERIF-XML Application profile (including vocabularies) for this. The profile will be officially presented / launched as a joint cooperation result at the next euroCRIS membership meeting in Bonn.
euroCRIS and OpenAIRE have highlighted this as a substantial step forward in the cooperation of the research information and the repository community, and the use of CERIF-XML as the basis for an exchange format within the research information domain.
These results will serve as an essential ingredient for OpenAIRE's data exchange with research information systems (CRIS).