This project is funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme Grant Agreement n°313082
European Union


RISIS aims at opening to European researchers 13 specific datasets covering 5 themes:

  1. ERA dynamics with one dataset that proposes an in-depth characterisation of research projects supported by the FP (since their origin, EUPRO); a newly established analysis of complementary trans-border funding programmes between member states (JOREP); and exemplary analyses of new dominant sciences and technologies (nanotechnology dataset);
  2. Firm innovation dynamics through 3 datasets covering: the globalisation of large firms, CIB, which complements the IPTS scoreboard; European start-up firms, VICO, and European mid-size fast growing firms (under development). These will be also integrated through the establishment of a common register of firms (FirmReg) that will be available in 2018;
  3. Public sector research in Europe with three datasets on European Higher Education Institutions (RISIS-ETER) and on European public research organisation (under development) and on their academic performance (Leiden ranking). A key tool for the analysis of public sector research is also represented by register of public sector research and higher education organisations that is accessible on-line (OrgReg),
  4. Research careers with access to the European mobility survey (MORE) and the German panel on doctoral students and their careers (early career facility) and, at a later stage, with access to a platform and/or dataset integrating multiple national sources (under development);
  5. And a specific repository, SIPER, on policy evaluations, articulated with the OECD- World Bank Innovation policy platform) and giving access to the accumulated knowledge on policy instruments and policy mixes.


The first phase of the RISIS project aims at insuring the quality and defining the conditions of use so that 10 of the 13 datasets are open to researchers for developing new projects by July 2015. While SIPER will be accessible on line, the other datasets will require on site visits. All costs for travel and on site stay will by covered by the RISIS project.

Interested researchers will have to undertake a two-step process: accreditation (through signing the charter of good practice), and selection of the project they intend to develop (through a review by the relevant dataset producers and by the RISIS project review board). See access for practical conditions. In some instances, researchers will be asked to prepare themselves by following training courses that will introduce them to datasets and methodological aspects (see training).


Note: pages on datasets will be progressively uploaded, following the planning of the opening process.

Note: visit for the list of RISIS datasets and their opening status.