Reporting usage through Cristin

Projects that are granted access on the national e-infrastructure facilities are required to provide a list of any publications resulting from the use of these resources.

The reported publications are presented to the Sigma2 Board and are used by the Resource Allocation Committee (RFK) before allocating resources. Submission of such publications is therefore compulsory for all projects granted access to the national e-infrastructure.

Reporting of e-infrastructure resources must be performed through the use of the Cristin publication registry. The majority of projects receive partial funding from the Research Council and are therefore already required to report their publications in this way. The allocation of Sigma2 resources, primarily funded by RCN, should therefore be considered an alternate funding body and consequently added to the list of funding sources for all relevant publications.

The registration of e-infrastructure resources is linked to the project number(s) of the allocation(s). The project code format is NNxxxxK and NSxxxxK for compute and storage allocations respectively.

How to report through Cristin?

To expand an existing publication with Sigma2 tags in Cristin, we recommend the procedure:

  • Log into Cristin from your home institution portal (if applicable), with your home institution credentials.
  • Search your publications.
  • For every publication that applies, press the "+ Add funding" under the headline "Funding".
  • Search for and select "Sigma2" in the field for a funding source, then add your project number (NN / NS) in the field for "Reference".

It is sufficient that one author tags a publication.

It is the duty of each project responsible to ensure that relevant publications are reported to the Cristin system and tagged with the correct funding source (Sigma2) as described above.

Please note that you can register both software (on GitHub or similar distribution channels) and submit publications, including preprints, in Cristin.

Guide for the old Cristin web interface

Please note that this guide applies to the older web interface of Cristin.

To expand an existing publication with Sigma2 tags in Cristin, we recommend this procedure:

  • Log into Cristin from your home institution portal (if applicable), with your home institution credentials.
  • Search your publications.
  • For every publication that applies, press the "Edit" button.
  • On the edits, go to the submeny "Project code", and select funding source "Sigma2" (The old code "Notur/Norstore has been changed).
  • Hit the "v" arrow to the right to expand the list.
  • Keep the cursor in the list and rapidly type the three letters "not".
  • When the "Sigma2" funding source is successfully selected, enter applicable project numbers as a comma-separated list in the input field above the funding source pulldown.
  • Finish the publication update by pressing "Add".

Acknowledging the use of the Sigma2 e-infrastructure

Projects are required to acknowledge (cite) the use of the national e-infrastructure resources in dissemination and scientific publications.

Important Note:

When utilising both HPC and storage resources, please remember to tag both NN and NS projects in the same publication.