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- On 20 June 2020
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On June 15, 2020, with over 1,3 million USD financing from the World Bank’s Investment Project: “Improvement and Expansion of the Services of the National System of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (Sinacyt)”, Concytec signed the contract for the development of the National Platform #PeruCRIS, which has been awarded to 4Science and Semicrol.
The #PeruCRIS Platform is the central component of the #PeruCRIS National Project, which seeks to establish, develop and operate the National Information Network on Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CTI), in order to consolidate and manage the country’s scientific and academic information, generate statistics to support decision-making at the institutional, regional, sectoral and national levels; as well as to provide global visibility to the activities, capabilities and scientific production of Peruvian researchers.
The #PeruCRIS national platform will be based on DSpace-CRIS, https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACECRIS/DSpace-CRIS+Home, and aligned with international standards and recommendations such as CERIF. It will be composed of five directories: human talent, scientific production, projects, institutions and infrastructure; it will provide timely and reliable information services on the actors, activities and capabilities in the field of R&D&I with national coverage; and, the CV of Human Resources, a federated authentication API, a national observatory of STI, access to sources of scientific information and funding opportunities. It will also provide the necessary tools for monitoring and evaluation.
The development of the software that will support the #PeruCRIS Platform has been entrusted to 4Science, https://www.4science.it/, an Italian-based company, Certified Partner of DSpace, specialized in IT solutions for research and cultural heritage management. 4Science covers the needs of the most prestigious academic, research and cultural institutions, both public and private, at an international level, with solutions based on DSpace, DSpace-CRIS, DSpace-GLAM. Knowledge transfer in Spanish language has been has been entrusted to Semicrol, https://www.semicrol.com/, a Spanish-based company of the sector of IT, present in many research centres in Spain and Latin America with a CRIS solution.
“For 4Science this is a very important achievement, rewarding many years of effort to make research outputs accessible and research information management effective. Our commitment to contribute to DSpace open source software and build its powerful DSpace-CRIS extension has been recognized as leading a national project. The DSpace community should be proud of this choice,” says Susanna Mornati, COO of 4Science.
The mentioned contract has an execution period of 18 months. For more information on the #PerúCRIS Project, please visit its website at the following link: https://perucris.concytec.gob.pe/.