In NARCIS, experts (including all professors and senior university lecturers) and research organisations are classified according to the NARCIS classification code (previously the NOD classification code).
The NARCIS classification code consists of two main categories. The "A" category indicates the area of interest; the "D" category indicates the discipline, for example area of interest A85100 Arts and Culture, or discipline D23231 Neurology. In addition, there is a "C" category; this is used for six interdisciplinary research areas, for example C50000 Environmental Studies. The NARCIS classification code was revised in 2009.
You can use the NARCIS classification code to perform searches in two different ways:
If you are searching for people or institutes, NARCIS provides the classification codes as a facet (or aspect) in the left-hand column.
You can also type a classification code directly into the search box and let NARCIS produce a list of experts and/or institutes active in that particular area of interest or discipline.
Examples of searches
You are looking for organisations active in Women's Studies. On the NARCIS homepage, click the "Organisations" tab. Under "Classifications" in the left-hand column, click "All classifications". A list of all classifications will appear. Look for "Women's Studies" and click on it. You will then get a list of institutes that specialise in Women's Studies.
You have looked up the NARCIS classification code for Women's Studies: C40000. Type this code into the search box. Then click "Organisations" and a list of relevant organisations will appear.
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