Current Research Information System (CRIS) made easy with DSpace

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DSpace-CRIS Features

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Management of CRIS entities

  • Dedicated administrative UI for data model definition of 1st level CRIS entities: people, orgunits, project, using the JDynA framework
  • Ability to define new object types via UI to manage 2nd level CRIS entities: prize, equipment, laboratory shared and linked to one or more 1st or 2nd level CRIS entities
  • Detail page for any entity organized in Tab and Box themed with JQuery UI
  • Faceted Search using the DSpace Discovery 3.0 configuration
  • Customizable Browse indexes as for DSpace items
  • Network visualization and analysis

Integration of DSpace-CRIS entities with publications (DSpace Item)

  • CRIS entities as authority for Item metadata
  • List of referencing DSpace Items in the detail page of the CRIS entities
  • Ability to hide publications (or any other related entity: projects, etc.) in the researcher profile
  • Make a list of selected publications (or any other related entity: projects, etc.)
  • Claim/disclaim (link/unlink) previously DSpace entered publication items, to a researcher profile

Usage Statistics

  • CRIS entity detail page visit
  • Global & Top related CERIF Entity views & downloads referencing the CRIS entity (projects for researchers, researchers for OrgUnits, etc.)
  • Global & Top item views & downloads referencing the CRIS entity
  • email and RSS alerts

Article level metrics

  • Cited-by count in the item page
  • Number of pubmed articles for researcher
  • Total citations in pubmed for researcher (only items in local DSpace database will be counted)


  • SOAP WebServices for READ-ONLY access to CRIS information
  • Export CRIS entities in CERIF XML 1.6 (coming soon - see the RoadMap)
  • Import CRIS entities from CERIF 1.6 XML (coming soon - see the RoadMap)
  • CERIF compliance test / REST API (coming soon - see the RoadMap)

NEW features in DSpace-CRIS 5!!! (documentation... coming soon)

  • ORCID integration
  • Ability to claim profiles
  • Global search with Text Highlighting