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Community harmonization of RTD databases - CERIF manual

A Commission Recommendation of 6 May 1991, concerning the harmonization within the Community of RTD databases, recommends to the Member States that (by 1 January 1993) bodies responsible for disseminating information on RTD activities at national level shall: Harmonize existin...

A Commission Recommendation of 6 May 1991, concerning the harmonization within the Community of RTD databases, recommends to the Member States that (by 1 January 1993) bodies responsible for disseminating information on RTD activities at national level shall: Harmonize existing national databases, in particular to promote the coordination of policies and RTD programmes between Member States; introduce into the databases data on scientific and technological research projects carried out in the Member States; adopt a multilingual and multidisciplinary common classification system; adopt, at a later stage, a dynamic, multidisciplinary and multilingual common thesaurus An Annex contains the Common European Research Information Format (CERIF) manual designed to provide a standard format for the exchange of records between different Member States and to serve as the basis for the format for setting up the planned network between research databases. A second Annex lists the codes of the recommended Research Classification Scheme.