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Current Research Information Systems in Greece. Dr Nikos Houssos National Documentation Centre (EKT) / National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) ‏. Agenda. About the National Documentation Centre CRIS systems in Greece Important issues for CRIS development. NDC activities and role.

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Current research information systems in greece

Current Research Information Systems in Greece

Dr Nikos Houssos

National Documentation Centre (EKT) /

National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)‏


Current research information systems in greece

Agenda

  • About the National Documentation Centre

  • CRIS systems in Greece

  • Important issues for CRIS development


Current research information systems in greece

NDC activities and role

  • Part of National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) - oldest research centre in Greece

  • Research and technology content and services:

    • National doctoral theses archive

      • 13,000+ theses on line, 3.500.000 pages in total

      • Both born digital and digitized material

    • National archive for variety of DBs and all research journals – both in print and electronic ones.

    • Union catalogues of journals that Greek Academic Libraries subscribe, municipal libraries etc.

    • Digitization services for cultural and scientific content

    • Development of CRIS - research results dissemination

  • Services for the academic/research community:

    • International cooperation, Enterprise Europe Network, National Contact Point for FP7, research metrics extraction


Current research information systems in greece

National Documentation Centre – CRIS related activities

  • Has been building CERIF-compliant CRIS since 2002

  • Since early 2007 runs a funded project related mainly to open access infrastructures

    • Institutional repository of NHRF

    • 5 open access journals

  • A part of the project concerns enhancements on existing CRIS

  • Funding for developing open access systems and CRIS is (practically) secured for at least two more years, beginning 2009


Current research information systems in greece

Greek Research Groups Database

  • Attempt to create a register of all greek research groups/labs in universities and research institutes

  • Data collected by a survey research company

  • Numbers: 8500 researchers, 1400 organisations, 4000 publications

  • In pilot operation (greek-only http://www.ekt.gr/grcris)‏

  • Built on the CERIF database schema

  • Implementation technology: Java EE


Current research information systems in greece

Research Projects with Greek Participation

  • Information about R & D projects with greek participation.

  • Data collected from project databases:

    • CORDIS

    • National bodies

  • Built on the CERIF database schema - individual schemas mapped to CERIF

  • In operation (greek-only, http://services.ekt.gr:8080/portal/dt)‏

  • Implementation technology: Java EE


Current research information systems in greece

NISNEST database – researchers and organisations from Eastern Europe

  • Part of the NISNEST project - aims to strengthen the cooperation between the EU Member States and the Eastern European countries in the areas of frontier and high risk research

  • Mainly data from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova

  • Data collection methods:

    • Self-submission by researchers

    • Information extracted from event registration forms

  • Numbers: ~600 researchers and ~170 organisations

  • In operation (http://researchers.nisnest.gr)‏

  • CERIF-based database schema with certain additions.

  • Basic faceted browsing functionality

  • Implementation technology: Ruby on Rails


Current research information systems in greece

Database of researchers and organisations in humanistic studies and natural sciences

  • Part of the efforts to promote open access journals

  • Researchers and organisations from all over the world

  • Data collected from various sources in the Internet

  • Numbers: ~1400 researchers and ~150 organisations

  • In operation (http://resorgs.ekt.gr)‏

  • Non-CERIF database schema, can be mapped to CERIF XML.

  • Basic faceted browsing functionality in development

  • Implementation technology: Ruby on Rails


Current research information systems in greece

Mapping of Greek Women in Research

  • Creation of a register of greek women researchers.

  • Data solicited from universities and research centres

  • Additional data collected through questionnaires completed directly by researchers

  • Numbers: More than 3000 researchers, 80 organisations

  • System not public (contractual requirement)‏


Current research information systems in greece

Experiences with CERIF

  • Model is quite complete – mapping from arbitrary schemas to CERIF without significant loss of information

  • Needed to extend the CERIF schema in some cases

  • Interoperability at the database schema level – in some case not the best choice

    • Example: flexibility of Ruby on Rails not utilised

  • Support for other databases desirable

    • MySQL, PostGreSQL


Current research information systems in greece

Important issues for now and the future (1)‏

  • Efficient data collection

    • Automated ingest/update from available sources (e.g., people, publications, organisations, projects)‏

    • Need to ensure availability of sources (e.g., CORDIS, national sources)‏

  • Enhance user experience

    • Faceted browsing

    • Advanced visualisation

    • Mashups based on CRIS data

  • Data quality

    • Data cleaning (e.g., de-duplication)‏


Current research information systems in greece

Important issues for now and the future (2)‏

  • Interoperability among CRIS

    • Harvesting of CRIS data

    • Cross-CRIS search, browsing

  • Interoperation with institutional repositories

  • CRIS role in the implementation of research assessment systems

  • Semantic web technologies


Current research information systems in greece

More info

  • nhoussos AT ekt.gr


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