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Title: Deceiving simplicity. Balancing the need for ready-to-use research information with the semantic and technical complexity of research data
Authors: Vanhaverbeke, Hannelore 
Beullens, Sabina 
Timmermans, Lieve 
Gijsbers, Klara 
Bras, Bieke 
Maeyaert, Christelle 
Keywords: current research information systems;SAP;semantics;research policy;key performance indicators;KU Leuven
Issue Date: 13-May-2014
Publisher: euroCRIS
Source: "Managing Data-Intensive Science: the Role of Research Information Systems in Realising the Digital Agenda": Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (2014)
Procedia Computer Science 33: 231-238 (2014)
Series/Report no.: CRIS2014: 12th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (Rome, May 13-15, 2014)
Conference: CRIS2014 Conference 
KU Leuven, Belgium’s oldest university and member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) generates a myriad of research-related data, managed in different technical environments. Faced with an increased demand for validated key performance indicators to support policy planning at the level of faculties and departments, the university’s Research
Coordination Office (RCO) set up an institutional central research information system (CRIS) in SAP Business Intelligence (BI) in close collaboration with the ICT office. The road to providing ready-to-use KPIs in such a way that users were not confronted with the underlying semantic and technical complexity of the data proved to be a long and winding one.
Delivered at the CRIS2014 Conference in Rome; published in Procedia Computer Science 33 (Jul 2014).

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