Over the past years, I have been involved in the design and implementation of the architecture of Current Research Information Systems (CRIS). In this respect, I’m an active board member and task group leader of the working group on Standards of EuroCRIS (https://www.eurocris.org/). EuroCRIS is an international not-for-profit association that aims to facilitate and promote the interoperability of research information through CERIF, the Common European Research Information Standard. The architecture of CERIF is frequently used in CRIS systems throughout Europe and even in international context. Recently, the CERIF-XML OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers were created in collaboration with OpenAIRE. In addition, I was involved in a survey on national and institution CRIS systems carried out by EuroCRIS. Furthermore, I'm member of the RDA DMP Common Standards Working Group.
With regards to the national context, I’m heading a project on the standardization of research information and classifications to the Flemish Government, in the context of the Flemish CRIS system termed FRIS (Flemish Research Information Space (www.researchportal.be). In this respect, we are developing and implementing information models and standards on all kinds of research-related information, including research data. Finally, I’m heading the Information Management and Data-Analysis Office of Hasselt University. My team performs pro- and retrospective data-analyses and is involved in the optimization of databases with regards to the exchange of research information.