A CUSIP is a nine-character alphanumeric code that identifies a North American financial security. CUSIP is an abbreviation and stands for Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures. This is a committee of the American Bankers Association which was founded in July 1964. It developed the CUSIP system. The CUSIP system is currently operated by S&P Capital IQ. The operating body, CUSIP Global Services (CGS), also serves as the national numbering agency for North America.
A full Cusip code consists of 9 digits. The first six characters are known as the base (or CUSIP-6), and identify the issuer (company). Example: Microsoft Inc has the code “594918”. The seventh and eighth digit identify the exact issue or instrument. In the case of Microsoft that would be “59491810”. The ninth digit is an automatically generated checksum based on the first eight digits. The full code for Microsoft Inc is: ‘594918104’.
Many databases that have information on North America include CUSIP codes, but there are different versions. Some databases include only include issuer level Cusip-6 codes. Other databases include the Cusip-8 digit or full cusip (Cusip-9). If you need to use the full cusip code for research and only have a list of Cusip-8 codes, you can use the Cusip tool to create a text file with the calculated Cusip-9 codes. The tool was created by Paul Barendregt using Python.
The database Datastream can work with CUSIP-9 digit codes only and these need to be slightly altered to be used: the character U needs to be added. Example: the code “594918104” needs to be changed to “U594918104”. SDC Platinum databases can also use Cusip codes but these can only be uploaded using the button “a code(s)”.
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National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System
NARCIS is the main national portal for those looking for information about researchers and their work. Besides researchers, NARCIS is also used by students, journalists and people working in educational and government institutions as well as the business sector.
NARCIS provides access to scientific information, including (open access) publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes, datasets from some data archives as well as descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes.
This means that NARCIS cannot be used as an entry point to access complete overviews of publications of researchers (yet). However, there are more institutions that make all their scientific publications accessible via NARCIS. By doing so, it will become possible to create much more complete publication lists of researchers.
In 2004, the development of NARCIS started as a cooperation project of KNAW Research Information, NWO, VSNU and METIS, as part of the development of services within the DARE programme of SURFfoundation. This project resulted in the NARCIS portal, in which the DAREnet service was incorporated in January 2007. NARCIS has been part of DANS since 2011.
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