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CERIF - Common European Research Information Format

CERIF is the Common European Research Information Format. Developed in 1988 by a European Working Group on Research Databases, CERIF provides a common usable format for databases containing information on current research projects.

The CERIF research documentation standard wa...
CERIF is the Common European Research Information Format. Developed in 1988 by a European Working Group on Research Databases, CERIF provides a common usable format for databases containing information on current research projects.

The CERIF research documentation standard was published in the Official Journal of 13 July 1991 (OJ No L 189 of 13.7.1991), following a Commission Recommendation on 6 May 1991 concerning the harmonization, within the Community, of research and technological development databases.

CERIF contains field descriptions for records on research projects. It recommends the use of:

- A minimum and mandatory set of fields;
- An "additional dataset" covering other supplementary data fields which are publicly available in R&D project databases;
- A common Research Classification Scheme.

Since CERIF only specifies a standard format for research projects, there is a need to widen the scope of CERIF to other types of research information (research results, research institutions, ...). There is also a need to review the recommendation concerning the use of the Research Classification Scheme. A revision of CERIF is, therefore, presently under consideration.

Source: European Commission, DG XIII

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