What is CRIS?
CRIS is a Current Research Information System that helps researchers to organize and enhance their professional profiles
with information on scholarly activities, intellectual property, creative works and more.
(Read more about the CRIS system Pure by Elsevier)
CRIS creates a unique “fingerprint” identifier for each researcher, and recognizes every author’s research fields and keywords.
CRIS also identifies keywords and research fields for the academic institutions and for specific faculties.
The system affiliates every researcher with their academic institution and enhances your achievements as a Technion researcher.
The following introduction video by Elsevier presents the most important benefits of CRIS in Pure and Scopus (starting 0:59).
There are many benefits to organizing all of your academic works in one place, mainly in improving your research visibility (globally), and in making the researcher reports more accessible in research committees.
- The “fingerprints” and the keywords allow you to find other authors with similar research interests and build connections for potential collaborations.
- Students who are looking for a thesis supervisor will also be able to reach you more easily, as well as companies who are interested in original researches or patents.
- CRIS presents an interactive map that shows your academic collaborations in Israel and globally, making related researchers and publications more accessible.
All of the information and data displayed on the portal complies with the General Data Protection Regulation law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU).
“The rich functionality of the Pure Portal (CRIS) reduces time spent searching for researchers and accelerates the identification of expert collaborators from across disciplines, thus facilitating more effective and productive partnerships.”
The system facilitates an evidence-based execution of strategy, leading to increased funding, more international collaboration and greater research visibility. Making researcher and departmental profiles searchable helps building stronger collaborative networks on campus and with other institutions. Read more about the benefits of Pure by Elsevier. For more information, Visit the Israel Council for Higher Education – VATAT website (text in Hebrew).