The Firm Register (FirmReg) is a central facility within RISIS which aims at uniquely identifying and tracking over time all the business included in the firms’ datasets which are part of RISIS, allowing the addition of more datasets over time. Currently FirmReg includes more than 60,000 firms, with harmonized data about their demographic characteristics, location, and parent-subsidiary relationships (about 6,000 linkages).
It’s a longitudinal dataset including more than 314,000 publications authored by the firms in the 2014 EU Scoreboard (2,500 firms, and about 570,000 subsidiaries) from 2011-2015.
Currently FirmReg only exists as a prototype.
The objective is to develop it and open it to the research community.