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This paper documents the history, requirements and work in progress to develop a Corporate Data Repository (CDR) in support of three sites owned by the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC). From the outset, the CERIF standard has been our starting point in developing a common Corporate Data Model (CDM). To support our business processes we have extended the CERIF data model in ways that are described in this paper. Our design philosophy is to develop a data model that is upwards compatible with CERIF. This paper demonstrates that the CERIF standard can be incorporated not only into CRIS applications but also into corporate information systems such as that at CCLRC.


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