Internet Connected EU Research (IConnectEU)
IConnectEU was initiated by CONNEX and coordinated by the Social Science Information Centre (IZ/GESIS), Bonn. It aims at improving the accessibility to research outcomes from projects with similar topics and audience. Eight EU-funded research projects on EU-Governance joined for a feasibility study and serve as a best-practice example for other domains on how to build cross-project infrastructures by adapting the portal software to different requirements and settings. The main task for the Mannheim team was to produce homogenized documentation (metadata) of CONNEX which was then entered as so called ‘collection level descriptions’ in the cataloguing system DBClear. IZ/GESIS provides sustainable access to the data. (see: http://www.iconnecteu.org/).