Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Current Research Funding Information System (CRFIS): Linking Information Systems to Improve Scientific Knowledge Production
Authors: Esch, Andreas 
Keywords: research information management;common research funding information systems;Electronic Research Funding Information System (ELFI);research funding;CERIF;system interoperability
Issue Date: 7-Jun-2012
Publisher: euroCRIS
Source: Keith G. Jeffery, Jan Dvořák (eds.), "e-Infrastructures for Research and Innovation Linking Information Systems to Improve Scientific Knowledge Production": Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (2012), p. 344-345
Series/Report no.: CRIS2012: 11th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (Prague, June 6-9, 2012)
Conference: CRIS2012 Conference 
In 1996 a group of German research consultants declared their need to develop a common research funding information system. With the help of DFN e.V. and the German Ministry for Research a software development was initiated. Two years later GMD and Ruhr University Bochum published the first version of an Electronic Research Funding Information System (ELFI), a very modern java-based internet-program. After two phases of evaluation, the research funding consultants tested the software and defined further criteria leading step by step to an

Nowadays ELFI provides information for more than 120 customer institutions throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland with more than 12,000 individual user accounts.

ELFI collects information about research funding from the World Wide Web with the help of software-robots. Relevant web sites are observed regularly for news and changes among research funding programs and their calls. As a result these changes can be discovered easily and communicated to the ELFI user subsequently.

The ELFI data model corresponds to some parts of the CERIF data model. We want to show how we connect to some entities and attributes of CERIF, so ELFI funding information could be used with any CRIS.
Poster presented at the CRIS2012 Conference.-- Full conference programme available at:
ISBN: 978-80-86742-33-5
Appears in Collections:Conference

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
CRIS2012_Esch_CRFIS.pdf196.68 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s) 50

Last Week
Last month
checked on Sep 20, 2021

Download(s) 50

checked on Sep 20, 2021

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are offered under a CC-BY 4.0 licence unless otherwise indicated