The European Platform for Current Research Database Producers, EUROCRIS, was set up in 1995 on the initiative of the "Nederlands Bureau voor Onderzoek Informatie" (NBOI). The goal of the Platform is to provide an informal forum for the development of research documentation practices and to stimulate European cooperation in the field. The Platform holds annual meetings open to representatives of research documentation institutions/companies and their database hosts. Representatives of research and governmental agencies may also take part in the work of the Platform. At present, the EUROCRIS Secretariat is located at the University of Bergen, Norway, under the direction of Jostein H. Hauge.