The Fraunhofer Society is a major German research organization with 72 institutes spread throughout Germany, each focusing on different fields of applied science. With over 26,000 scientists and engineers and an annual research budget of over €2.6 billion, t is the biggest organization for applied research and development services in Europe. 4Science was awarded the design and implementation of a DSpace-CRIS solution to manage the research performance indicators for the institutes. Current work by 4Science also includes data analysis and staff training and support. The project was presented at CRIS2018: the 14th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (Umeå, June 13-16, 2018): https://dspacecris.eurocris.org/handle/11366/644. The system is in production since September 2018.
In 2019, 4Science was awarded another challenging project, a CRIS system to collect, manage, preserve, and disseminate the intellectual output of the institutes, replacing the current repository Publica, and the entities that populate the Fraunhofer’s research domain. Together with its stakeholders, the solution is being designed and modelled to be integrated and interoperable with all data sources, both external and internal, such as ORCID, bibliographic and bibliometric databases, HR and IDM systems, and more. The system is based on DSpace-CRIS 7.