FRIS Research portal is winner of Agoria e-Gov Awards 2018

The FRIS research portal won the fifteenth edition of the Agoria e-Gov Awards. We won both in the category "Open data" and "Best project". Read more... Learn more about FRIS in our information brochure.

Large scale research infrastructure in Flanders - Flemish participation in international research infrastructures 2020

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Since more than a decade, Flanders invests severely in  research infrastructure supporting its three complementary research programmes: medium-scale, large-scale and international research infrastructures. Read more here or have a look at the brochure. Currently we are preparing include research infrastructure as an additional object in FRIS. This will be visible with the new release of the FRIS research portal (expected launch in 2022).

Flemish Research Discipline Standard

DisciplinesOn 9 April 2019, the FRIS Research Portal migrated from the FRIS research disciplines to the Flemish Research Discipline Standard. The Flemish Research Discipline Standard, developed by the Expert Centre for Research & Development Monitoring (ECOOM) and commissioned by the Flemish government, is a hierarchical and semantically enriched classification list for research disciplines. The Flemish Research Discipline Standard replaces the numerous research discipline classification lists that have been used in Flanders in the past years and is implemented as a standard by numerous users (FRIS, FWO, VLIR, ...) and stakeholders (universities, university colleges, research institutions, ...) in Flanders. The Flemish Research Discipline Standard is unique because it offers the most granular research discipline classification worldwide where every discipline is provided with a definition that semantically describes what is included in that particular discipline. Read more...


FRIS takes part in Open Summer of Code 2020

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For the third year in a row, FRIS takes part in Open Summer of Code where students creatively start working with the FRIS data.  Read more...

Flanders Make commits 1 million euros to the fight against Covid-19

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Flanders Make commits 1 million euros to the fight against Covid-19. Read more...

FRIS best practice at Smart Specialisation Platform

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A workshop of the Smart Specialization Platform of the European Commission on 23 October 2019 examined how opening up data on research and open science platforms can contribute to better monitoring. FRIS was put forward as best practice in this context. Read more...