The Swiss CRIS
R&D Information System
Internet Query on Subset
Mandate of Parliament and Federal Council
1a. Transparency regarding financial flows and
1b. Coordination of scientific programmes and projects (content)
2. Providing data for Swiss and European R&D-Statistics
3. Planning and Steering in the domain of R&D
Basis for strategic choices
4. Assistance in Project Management and Controlling
Legal Base
Reference for
other Swiss CRIS
Software CRIS available for all
organisations interested,
Federal Ordinance =
Delivery of data is compulsory,
(spec. case)
Minimum Set of Information
Harmonise data in Switzerland,
(spec. needs)
Steps & Achievements
sept 98 System for Online Data Managment Operational
DBs, Software, Accounts, Installations, Tutorial
april 99 Federal Ordinance regarding ARAMIS
dec 99 Internet Site for Consultation (subset)
dec 00 System achieved, version 4, all fonctions implemented
operational in 50 offices of Federal Admin with R&D
april 01 Data Transfer for National R&D Statistics
in collaboration with FOS
oct 01
Call for Tender: new XML based import interface
Call for Tender: Pilot for Slim Internet Client
2 Components (user side)
on the Intranet of Federal Administration
own org.unit
other org.unit
open access to all data
restricted access to data
on the Internet
Intranet Application
Selection after Program Start
Intranet Application
GUI: Basic data of project (green)
+ administrative data
restricted view
from other OrgU
Contact Person
Research Type
Discipline (s) %
Place of Execution
Part of Research %
ev. Costs
Intranet Application
GUI: Basic data of project (green)
+ administrative data
own OrgU
Intranet Application
Texts: Categories and Attribution to Language
Double click to
activate editor in
order to enter data
in a specific language
Intranet Application
Institutions and people involved
Intranet Application
Information regarding (external) Financing
Intranet Application
Control of Access: Allocation of Rights
Intranet Application
Information about contract (blue)
Intranet Application
Details of costs = Budget and Payment
Lessons to be learnt after 3 years
Simplify GUI
Information/Text vs. Project Managment
personlize/categorize User Side
Thin Client 3-tier-Architecture / Internet
use Standard Procedures and Tools
Provide better targeted Services for other Swiss CRIS.
Demand. Consultancy Work is paying
DB Structure ok, however Concept with centralised DB
evokes Big Brother Fantasies (control, innovation/effectiveness)
Watch about Data Quality + Political Backing

ARAMIS - Universitetet i Bergen