CMISA Common Data Model 1.01

Latest release
2 years ago

Release of CMISA Common Data Model

Common Data Model is now available in various formats to be used by the websites to share / publish their datasets on innovation supporting actors in a standard and harmonised way.

It represents a robust semantic model that promotes Innovation Supporting Actors by facilitating data exchange, sharing and publishing of data.

The serialisation is available in following formats:

  • The document in 'excel' format (Annex 1) represents the core part of the model;
  • The 'word' document compliments it with additional information and examples in usage notes;
  • UML diagram (png and svg in zipp format) that provides an overview of the data model;
  • RDF serialisation of the data model (rdf/xml and rdf/ttl formats) that include description and definition of model classes, properties and code lists;
  • An RDF model with sample of data (basic-example.ttl and its 'word' version) represents a practical example on how the the model can be used

Additionally, the controlled vocabularies on Actor, Technology and Sector with the associated properties that are described in Section 4, of the Common Data Model, are available:

  • Direct-actor.ttl: SKOS vocabulary, a flat list with controlled terms used to specify if an organisation is a direct actor a parent organisation or else. It should be used for the values of org:classification property;
  • Actor-types.ttl: SKOS vocabulary, a multilevel list of generic innovation supporting actors categories, with main objective to provide the generic type of the Innovation supporting Actors described by the CMISA data model. It should be used for the values of org:classification property;
  • Controlled Vocabularies on Actors, Technology, Sector (Annex 2) and their usage are also available here.


This version v1.01 of data model supersedes v1.00 with minor changes, as follows:

  • Property cmisa:TRL is moved from Technology class to Actor class
  • Property locn: address is removed from Actor class
  • Editorial changes: typographic corrections and few properties changed from mandatory to optional

What's Next

Adjustments after the practical usage of the model will be included in the next minor or major version, to be published on Joinup.

Stay Tuned !