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A FAIR archive based on the CERIF model

Engelman, Alejandro; Enkvist, Christer; Pettersson, Karl


The Common European Research Information Format (CERIF) has been developed as a flexible model for all kinds of research data. The focus has so-far been primarily on the construction of CRIS systems and inter-system data transfer. In the article we describe how the CERIF model can be used in the construction of an electronic archive. The advantage of basing the archive on CERIF is that an archive compliant to the FAIR guiding principles is easier to archive, in particular in areas concerning issues regarding findability, re-usability, and accessibility. In our example we represent the archive tree by cfProjects and the archived objects by cfResult* entities with their descriptive metadata given in attached CERIF entities. Archival preservation metadata is stored in the Premis format inside attached cfMeasurement entities. An example in which EPrints repository items are transferred to the archive is also presented. (C) 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.


CERIF; OAIS; Archival structure; Submission agreement; FAIR; GDPR

Published in

Procedia Computer Science
2019, Volume: 146, pages: 190-200


14th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) - FAIRness of Research Information, JUN, 2018, Umea, SWEDEN