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The Current Research Information System (CRIS) database is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) documentation and reporting system for ongoing and recently completed research projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry.

CRIS contains over 30,000 descriptions of current, publicly-supported research projects of the USDA agencies, the State Agricultural Experiment Stations, the State land-grant colleges and universities, State schools of forestry, cooperating schools of veterinary medicine, and USDA grant recipients.

CRIS is a part of Information Systems and Technology Management, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, and is located in the Waterfront Centre in Washington, DC.


Searchable subfiles include: Human Nutrition Research (HNRIMS), ICAR and the Inventory of Canadian Agri-Food Research (ICAR).

You can also search the Science Information System, produced by the Biological Resources Division (BRD) of the U. S. Geological Survey. Click on CRIS Search Menu to link to the Science Information System.

The Assisted Search is recommended.

Focus is on current and ongoing research.
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