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


Introducing OrgReg: register of public-sector research and higher education organisations is now on-line

A core effort in RISIS has been to harmonize organisations across the different datasets involved in the project. This represents an important step towards interoperability, as it allows users to combine organisational-level data in fast and reliable ways, for example looking at publications, patents and projects. Harmonization is achieved through the establishment of registers that provide a verified list of organisations including identifiers stable over time and across datasets. The register of public research organisations…

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RISIS/SMS presentations at ISWC2017

ISWC is the premier international forum, for the Semantic Web / Linked Data Community. This year's ISWC was held in Vienna where RISIS/SMS team presented three RISIS project-related presentations addressing the use of Semantic Web technologies for data integration and analysis. Among them, one work was presented in the SemSci workshop for enabling open semantic science and two were presented in VOILA workshop which is about Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data:   Semantically Mapping Science (SMS) Platform…

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Updates August 2017: SMS Platform

Up to now, STI (Science, Technology, Innovation) studies are either rich but small scale (qualitative case studies) or large scale and under-complex – because they generally use only a single dataset like Patstat, Scopus, WoS (Web of Science), OECD STI indicators, etc., and therefore deploying only a few variables – determined by the data available. However, progress in the STI research field (and the  social sciences in general) depends in our view on the ability…

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Introducing RISIS: new videos

The RISIS co-ordinator, Philippe Laredo has put together a series of videos introducing the RISIS programme. For a quick overview, view his introduction, and for more in depth information, take a look at 'Why build RISIS?' and 'RISIS for Researchers'.  

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RISIS Training: Universities, research organizations and rankings

In the past decade university rankings have become important tools for policymaking and are increasingly used for marketing purposes. For that reason alone good care of data and statistics underlying these rankings is crucial. Therefore it is essential to obtain more transparency regarding both the definition of the universities and the data collection procedures that are applied in the various rankings. This one-day-course held in Leiden on 28 June, focused on definitions and data collection…

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