In the Eye@RIS3 web interface the Search option is connected with a a number of drop-down menus and search boxes that allow user to search among regional/national priorities. At the centre of the database are the regional/national S3/R&I priorities. Each priority consists of a setup of the seven main fields: i) Name of region and/or country; ii) Title/Name of priority and its description; iii), Economic domains classified by the NACE code to the second level; iv) Scientific domains with categorisation based on the NABS classification; v) alignment with the EU Policy objectives; vi) Data source; and vii) Publication Date of the document of which a certain priority is sourced from. The data for every country/region contains as many priorities as described in their RIS3s or in case of the Non-EU countries/regions similar R&I related strategic documents.
The outcome of the search depends on which filters are being used, i.e. which geographic area has been selected, which of the main three categories were selected and to which level of details, as well as by keywords in the Titles and Descriptions of the priorities e.g. searching through the free text accompanying the RIS3 priority descriptions.
By starting the search, user shold select whether all the filters or just any should apply.
The following 3 options provide simple steps in navigating through the Eye@RIS3 tool functions. In principle the tool can be searched by three basic ways:
Search by geographical area i.e. the region/country/macro-region:
The user can select searching for priorities of any individual regions, countries or of a group of regions and countries belonging to a certain EU Macro-region (Baltic Sea Region, Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and/or Alpine) through the respective search selections.
In the "Coutry/Region Type" section the user may select to have a coverage of only the EU territory (the EU regions and MS) or also the encoded infromation from the Non-EU territories (their R&I priorities have been encoded primarily due to facilitate innovation cooperation within the EU Macro-Regional Strategies). The data on the regions/countries follows the Eurostat nomenclature of the NUTS regions. Eye@RIS3 contains combined data on the NUTS 0, 1, 2 and 3 levels for various territories, considering that the innovation policy and prioritisation in various parts of Europe differ with regard to the established administrative levels. Nevertheless, the data at NUTS 0 and NUTS 2 levels are by far the most common level of the encoded RIS3 data in the tool.
Note: When a certain macro-region is selected, autmatically only the priorities of the regions/countries beloging to the respective macro-region are displayed.
Search by selection of a certain priority within the Economic & Scientific domains and/or EU Policy Priority:
By using a drop-down menu the user may choose a certain "Economic" domain of interest, followed by choosing corresponding "Scientific" domain, and matching them with a broader EU objective of a selected priority.
The search will show all the regions/countries in the EU (and beyond - depending on the applied filter!), which have encoded any priority related to the search. Note that the searches in all the three categories may be refined by ticking the best corresponding sub-domains at the second level of each of the three main categories!
Search by using "Description of Priority":
The user may opt for a direct search of a more specific keywords by a "refined" or "Approximated" search at the right of the screen. By that mode, the search is automatically enhanced also by the free text search of related keywords from the "Priority Title" and "Priority Description" sections of the encoded priorities as defined by the regions/countries across Europe. In this search however, especially by using a very specific keywords, a potential limiting factor is that many regions/countries have encoded very basic descriptions; therefore a user may risk missing quite a few regions/countries with otherwise closely related priorities.
Note: Each time the "Clear Search" button needs to be clicked in order to start a fresh search.