The Service Unit of Research Information Systems is actively engaged in various national and international networks and works to shape ongoing content and technical developments related to research information. Some of the networks listed here also form part of other TU Wien services, such as the Center for Research Data Management and the University Library (TU Wien Bibliothek).
Cluster Research Data
The digitalization cluster, Research Data Cluster, opens an external URL in a new window, brings together projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), these include: RIS Synergy, opens an external URL in a new window, FAIR Data Austria, opens an external URL in a new window, the Austrian DataLAB and Services, opens an external URL in a new window (launched in 2020), as well as the newer projects Shared RDM, opens an external URL in a new window and ARI&Snet, opens an external URL in a new window launched in 2023. The Research Data Cluster plays a crucial role in promoting collaboration in Austria by coordinating interactions among research information systems, research data management, and digital technologies/infrastructures. A particular focus is placed on identifying synergies and potentials for resource-optimized collaboration among various national research institutions. Moreover, the Research Data Cluster aims for a unified presence in the development and integration of research support services at all levels of research (data and information) management.
FIS/CRIS Austria is a consortium of all Austrian universities dedicated to research documentation. Meetings are held several times a year for mutual updates and professional exchange.
TU Wien is a member of euroCRIS, opens an external URL in a new window, an international association of experts in research information and its systems. The focus is on fostering cooperation between research institutions and other stakeholders to promote system interoperability for the exchange of research information and the implementation of standards. It is thereby important to consider the research information infrastructure at the institutional as well as the international level.
EOSC (European Open Science Cloud)
The European Commission, through EOSC, opens an external URL in a new window, aims to provide European researchers access to top-tier computing, storage, and analytical capabilities located in Europe. The goal is to create an open virtual environment for the free storage and management of scientific data, which should remain openly accessible and evaluable.
OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe)
OpenAIRE, opens an external URL in a new window is a collaboration of European partner institutions working to establish infrastructures to monitor and manage Open Science. It is used for the presentation and linkage of research results, aggregated from metadata in repositories, archives, other digital infrastructures, and scholarly journals.