The team of Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) has designed and implemented a software (called OMEGA-PSIR), which plays a role of the institutional repository, and at the same time provides functionality of Current Research Information System (CRIS) that supports the researchers and the university management. Based on OMEGA-PSIR, Knowledge Base of Warsaw University of Technology has been implemented. The WUT Knowledge Base stores publications, reports, theses, etc. of the WUT researchers, but also information about research projects run at the university, and other activities of the researchers.
The system is in production at WUT since 2012. It was developed and implemented iteratively, so that since the very beginning various concepts were confronted with the users expectations and requirements. As a result, a high level comfort of working with the system has been obtained, giving rise to very high acceptance from the users. The system influences work of many various groups of users, in particular the librarians, staff of the offices responsible for research projects and international cooperation, but also the management of institutes and faculties.
The system soon turned out to be of high interest for many institutions in Poland. It is distributed to the academic institutions with the source code on the free of charge basis. More than 13 institutions have signed the license. The system is very flexible, so that it is fairly easy to adapt it to the specific needs of deploying institutions. If however, there is a need to implement a new feature we are ready to help.
We have organized an OMEGA-PSIR users club. The users participating in the club contribute in the process of continues development of the system. We are especially interested in preserving compliance with the national and international standards, as well as, good practice. The system integrates with many national systems in Poland; in addition it integrates with various global systems, like WoS, Scopus, CrossRef.
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