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Joint Statement: euroCRIS and the VIVO Project

The Board of euroCRIS and the Leaders of the VIVO Project team are delighted to announce their intention to cooperate in the development of international systems for research information.

euroCRIS is mandated by the European Commission to maintain, develop and promote CERIF (Common European Research Information Format) a European Union Recommendation to member states.

VIVO is an open source ontology and software system designed at Cornell University for researchers and used in many universities in the USA that has attracted interest more widely internationally.

Recently euroCRIS has developed a technology to interoperate the formalised database structure of CERIF with linked open data / semantic web! constructs thus this cooperation is timely.

We propose to structure the cooperation in three aspects:

  1.  Interoperation and convergence of semantics in the two systems;
  2. Interoperation of the systems to allow homogeneous access over heterogeneous research information systems;
  3. Exploring utilising the VIVO user interface for researchers as a ‘front-end’ to the CERIF research information storage environment;

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