Introducing CRIS at FAU

Melsheimer B, Walther M (2016)

Publication Language: English

Publication Status: In press

Publication Type: Journal article

Future Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2016


Publisher: Elsevier

Book Volume: 106

Pages Range: 239-244

Conference Proceedings Title: "Communicating and Measuring Research Responsibly: Profiling, Metrics, Impact, Interoperability": Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems

Event location: St Andrews, Scotland GB

DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.03.021


We look at the process of introducing a research information system at a large German university with more than 40.000 students, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). Background information about FAU is provided as well as a short overview of the historical development of the CRIS project and some technical details relevant to the system. The paper details the challenges that had (and have) to be overcome, taking into account general obstacles which could be encountered by any large research body implementing a CRIS, some challenges specific to the German university landscape and lastly those unique to FAU. We also focus on strategies to win the researchers for CRIS, some of which can be classified as general best practice, others are tailored to specific FAU demands.

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Melsheimer, B., & Walther, M. (2016). Introducing CRIS at FAU. Procedia Computer Science, 106, 239-244.


Melsheimer, Bastian, and Marcus Walther. "Introducing CRIS at FAU." Procedia Computer Science 106 (2016): 239-244.

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