Based on the first RISIS project from 2014-2018, RISIS goes on given the high interest on RISIS datasets and their integration. RISIS2 has started in 2019 and provides ongoing access to the existing RISIS datasets:

RISIS2 Project Website

The SMS platform and the data store remain accessible:

SMS Platform

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

New linked open datasets on the SMS platform

End of last year, the “state of open science report” was published. It covers various interesting insights in the role of open data, such as the increasing awareness about open data, and the growing willingness to share data. According to the report, “74% of researchers are curating their data for sharing”. This may lead to more and more open data available to researchers. As the reports stresses, the “biggest advancement in 2016 has been the announcement by the European Commission that all papers and digital objects created as a result oftheir funding need to be, ‘as open as possible, as closed as necessary’.” The SMS platform contributes to this policy as it covers and interlinks open data as well as non-open data – where for the latter access rules apply. Non-open data will remain, especially in case of personal and privacy-sensitive data. On the other hand, where data are proprietary but not privacy sensitive, a useful strategy may be finding (creating) open data as alternative for non-open datasets. Within the SMS platform several open datasets are linked and made available. Examples are:


  • OpenAIRE : OpenAIRE2020 will assist in monitoring H2020 research outputs and will be a key infrastructure for reporting H2020’s scientific publications as it will be loosely coupled to the EC’s IT backend systems.
  • GRID (Global Research Identifier Database) : Cataloging the world’s research organisations
  • DBpedia: structured information from Wikipedia
  • OrgRef: open data about academic & research organizations
  • Crunchbase : innovative companies and the people behind them
  • Open Funder : a unique taxonomy of grant-giving organizations
  • Cordis EU Projects: projects funded by the European Union
  • OpenCitations : an open repository of scholarly citation data
  • OpenStreetMap: a crowdsourced map of the world
  • GADM: database of Global Administrative Areas
  • ETER : a set of databases providing a register of European Higher Education Institutions

for a full list of open  and closed datasets on SMS platform, check: 

There will be also a two-day RISIS training course on NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 1 on “Linked Data for Science and Innovation Studies: Using the SMS platform for enriching your research data”. For registration check here.

Link Open Data Cloud Diagram: