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


RISIS aims at opening to European researchers a large number of (linked) datasets covering 7 themes:


1. Research funding: Datasets that contain information about research projects funded by the EC (EUPRO, CORDIS), by trans-border funding programmes between EC member states (JOREP), and others funders (OPEN-AIR, Open Funder database).


2. Datasets on dominant sciences and technologies (nanotechnology dataset).


3. Datasets covering firm innovation dynamics, such as data on the globalisation of large firms (CIB), which complements the IPTS scoreboard; data on European start-up firms (VICO); and data on European mid-size fast growing firms (Cheetah). These will be integrated through the establishment of a common register of firms (FirmReg) that will be available in 2018

Several other datasets on firms are accessible through the SMS data store: data on high tech firms and start-ups (CRUCHBASE); data on R&D performing firms (GRID, OrgRef).

All these datasets will be integrated through the SMS data store.


4. Public sector research in Europe with several data on European Higher Education Institutions (RISIS-ETER) and on European public research organisations (under development) and on their academic performance (Leiden ranking). Key tools for the analysis of public sector research are the register of European public sector research and higher education organizations that is accessible on-line (OrgReg).

These resources are also accessible (and linked) through the SMS platform, which also covers worldwide datasets on public sector research, such as GRID, OrgRef, and Ipeds (the latter being the US equivalent of ETER).


5. 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);


6. 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.


7. Several datasets that provide linked data, such as data from statistical offices, geographical classifications, patents (USPTO), open science (Open-Air), and others. For more information see the SMS Data Store.



Several of these datasets are accessible on line, whereas others require on site visits. Costs for travel and on site stay will be 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.