Data and Privacy

Ranking and Scoring

Results in ScienceFinder are ranked. ScienceFinder does not offer advertising or the option to boost or adjust these rankings. All items are ranked based on the same relevance algorithm (which is weighted by publication date) applied to the input data. The only way for institutions to affect improve their ranking is to deliver more complete data through the existing infrastructures.

Open Datasources

The ScienceFinder connects to various open data sources like Narcis, Cordis and individual university libraries. These organizations publish information about publications and projects that are publicly funded. We use API's to connect to these data sources to periodically update the data from these sources.


It is an ongoing struggle to process the incoming data correctly. Reconciling various spellings and conventions, linking content items to organisations and locations and deduplicating data from various sources is a tedious process. Please be aware that results gathered from ScienceFinder still contain imperfections, as we work on continuously improving the dataset.

Other data sources

Next to the Narcis and Cordis data we enrich our database with data from Dutch universities that we receive through close collaboration with the Dutch universities. This is usually data about academic spinoff companies, industry-academia collaboration and other relevant projects. If you feel that specific project data is missing, please get in touch and helps us to improve the quality of the data! Get in touch with the team at Sciencefinder through

Right to be forgotten

If your data is in ScienceFinder but you do not wish to be found, you can request to be hidden permanently through emailing us at