NARCIS, National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System, is a project in the Netherlands to build a portal for research information which combines structured research information with information from OAI repositories (publication and other scientific results), websites, and news pages of research institutes. The main goal of NARCIS is to create a central place for searching all these types of data. The research data in NARCIS have been collected via the administrative processes of the different participating institutes within the work flow process. Different techniques are being used to combine the current research information and the research results. The idea for the project has been developed within the DIO-platform (National Platform Data Infrastructure Research Information) and has been realised with a subsidy of the Dutch programme DARE (Digital Academic REpositories) coordinated by SURF. SURF is the higher education and research partnership organisation for network services and information and communications technology (ICT). Partners in the NARCIS project are The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), and the Information Centre of the Radboud University of Nijmegen (METIS). The implementing of NARCIS took one year.