The Necessity of Implementation of RI‘s Module to the Ukrainian Research Information System




research infrastructure, CRIS systems, classification of research infrastructure, open science, open access, digital tools in science, libraries


The objective of implementing an RI (Research Information) module to the Ukrainian Research Information System is to enhance the management, visibility, and accessibility of research-related information within the Ukrainian research ecosystem. The module aims to improve the efficiency of research administration, promote collaboration among researchers and institutions, and facilitate the dissemination of research outputs. In this article, the authors attempted to investigate the need for developing a comprehensive classification of national research infrastructures with the aim of implementing a separate module into the national CRIS system. The work is aimed at analyzing the possibilities and advantages of implementing the RI (Research Information) module in the Ukrainian Research Information System. Methods. Developing the national classifier, the experience and methodology of the EU were utilized, taking into account both legislative and technical peculiarities specific to the country. Additionally, the approaches of various Ukrainian research institutions in defining and classifying research infrastructures were studied, and the existing experience in CRIS systems related to this matter was also examined. Results. The research should highlight the existing challenges and limitations in managing research-related information within the Ukrainian research ecosystem. This could include issues related to data fragmentation, lack of standardization, limited accessibility, inefficient research administration processes, and low visibility of research outputs. Based on the research findings, a set of proposed features and functionalities for the RI module should be presented. These features should address the identified challenges, stakeholder needs, and lessons learned from international practices. The proposed module should aim to improve data management, collaboration, visibility, and efficiency in research administration. Besides, the authors are trying to figure out the role of the libraries into CRIS implementation process. The scientific library's expertise in research data management, data curation, user support, collaboration, and promotion makes it an invaluable partner in implementing a Research Information module into the current Research Information System. Conclusion. The research should provide a comprehensive understanding of the necessity and potential benefits of implementing an RI module to the Ukrainian Research Information System, guiding future decision-making and actions in this regard. In general, the need for developing an operational classifier for the national CRIS system is driven by the fact that such a step will provide structured frameworks for managing research activities, efficient allocation of resources, including financial resources, strategic planning, and collaborations.

Author Biographies

I. O. TSYBENKO, State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Iryna Tsybenko,
PhD in Economics,
Deputy Director for Scientific and Analytical Work

S. V. ZHEREBCHUK, State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Sofiia Zherebchuk,
Senior Researcher


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How to Cite

TSYBENKO, I. O., & ZHEREBCHUK, S. V. (2023). The Necessity of Implementation of RI‘s Module to the Ukrainian Research Information System. University Library at a New Stage of Social Communications Development. Conference Proceedings, (8), 158–166.