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Oct 23-25, 2012, Ireland.

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  • Setting the context for DARIAH:DARIAH is a truly Europeanendeavor, initiated in 2006, fundedby the EU in itsPreparatoryPhase(2008-2010).We are now in the TransitionPhase as we move towardsestablishing the DARIAH-ERIC, beforemovingonto the Construction Phaseof course, we hope the OperationalPhase.
  • We are in the final stages of preparing for our ‘Step 1’ DARIAH-ERIC Application. The core documentation has been prepared, including in particular:Technical and Scientific Description describing the Mission and Objectives of DARIAH.DARIAH-ERIC Draft Statutes which has been developed in full-consultation with our founding members and with excellent feedback from Mr. Tuinder of the European Commission.The statutes contains all the necessary information, including the establishment, participation, governance, budgetary principles and provisions for policy development in areas such as access, scientific evaluation and data.
  • So, which countries are participating in DARIAH?The founding members of the DARIAH-ERIC will be the following 10 countries that you see here, including Croatia and Serbia as Associated Countries.All of these countries have signed the DARIAH-ERIC Memorandum of Understanding stating their willingness to establish the DARIAH ERIC.The legal seat of the DARIAH-ERIC will be in Paris, France. The coordination of DARIAH is lead jointly by France, Germany and The Netherlands.
  • Here briefly is alittle of the detail about the specific expertise of the individual VCCs:VCC1 – eInfrastructure– lead by Germany and Austria will establish a shared technology platform for arts and humanities researchVCC2 – Research and Education – lead by Ireland and Denmark – is where the researchers are. They will expose and share their digital enabled research methods, expertise and tools.VCC3 – Scholarly Content Management – lead by France and The Netherlands is where the interoperability happens to expose and share scholarly content.VCC4 – Advocacy, impact and outreach – lead by Germany in liaison with the DCO is the key interface with influencers in and for the Arts and Humanities.
  • Here is an overview of the DARIAH governance structure which is described in detail within the DARIAH-ERIC Statutes. I would like to draw your attention to:General Assembly – This is supreme organ of the DARIAH ERIC, will full decision making powers. This is where the Ministeries are represented.Board of Directors – The executive and legal representatives of the DARIAH-ERICCoordination Board – The operational organ of the DARIAH-ERIC.
  • For the day-to-day operations of the DARIAH-ERIC, we have the DARIAH-EU Coordination Office or DCO.This is a virtual organisation, jointly located in France, Germany and The Netherlands and is responsible to the coordination of all activities of the DARIAH-ERIC.
  • As with any organisation, DARIAH has also laid down its budgetary principles.With an estimated annual budget of approximately 4 million euro, Members and observers contribute to the budget. These contributions are based on the latest GDP figures from the World Bank.Contributions exist of two parts:Cash contributions (10%)In-kind contributions (90%) which are monitored through the VCC framework.
  • Of course, DARIAH does not work in the digital arts and humanities landscape alone, both in Europe or internationally. We are therefore working towards a collaboration strategy, initially mapping the landscape and then considering each initiatives according to it’s proximity to DARIAH based on thematic interest, institutional anchoring and intended user community.For example, Affiliated projects are the most closely related to DARIAH and a strong collaborative framework already exists, for example the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) which supports the European Holocaust research communityby opening up a portal thatwillgive online access to dispersedsourcesrelating to the Holocaust all over Europe and Israel.
  • Peter Doorn

    1. 1. Data Archiving and Networked ServicesNever Walk Alone:Partnerships &Alliances - DANSand DARIAHPeter DoornDirector, Data Archiving and Networked Services(DANS)Coordinator, “Preparing DARIAH” (Digital ResearchInfrastructure for the Arts and Humanities)Panel 3: Partnerships Achieving MoreAcademic-Public-Industry partnerships achievingmore; Large-scale digital goals and challengesDublin, October 23, 2012DANS is an institute of KNAW en NWO
    2. 2. Contents• About DARIAH – DARIAH partnerships –• About DANS – DANS partnerships & alliances
    3. 3. Why DARIAH? (Science case)• Changing research practice in a networked world: – Digital resources (data & tools) form the laboratory of the scholar in the arts and humanities – Computational technologies and methods of analysis – Resources for humanities research are highly distributed – The scale of research goes up: networked projects• European projects have no continuity• The existing structures are too weak (ad hoc networks, no permanence) and national in scope• Answer: strong European data infrastructure, providing continuity and support for digital A&H research and access to digital resources
    4. 4. Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts andHumanities (DARIAH) 2008-2011 2011-2012 2013-
    5. 5. DARIAH’s mission• The mission of DARIAH is to enhance and support digitally‐enabled research across the humanities and arts• To develop, maintain and operate an infrastructure in support of ICT‐based research practices• To work with communities of practice to: – Explore and apply ICT-based methods and tools to enable new research questions to be asked and old questions to be posed in new ways – Improve research opportunities and outcomes through linking distributed digital source materials of many kinds – Exchange knowledge, expertise, methodologies and practices across domains and disciplines
    6. 6. Establishing an European Research Infrastructure Consortium (DARIAH-ERIC)ERIC Proposal Submitted by FranceERIC Proposal consists of:• Technical and Scientific Description Mission and objectives of DARIAH• Statutes • Participation • Governance • Budgetary principles • Policy development
    7. 7. Countries participating in DARIAH (signed MoU)• Austria• Croatia• Denmark• France (Host Country)• Germany (Coordinator)• Greece• Ireland• Netherlands (Coordinator)• Slovenia• Serbia
    8. 8. DARIAH members & Data Archiving and Member Observercontact partners Networked Services (DANS) University of Oslo Cooperating Partner Non-EU (Cooperating Partner) Museum of Cultural History (KHM)Kings College LondonCentre for e-Research (CeRcH) Norway University of Copenhagen (KU) Oslo Department of Scandinavian ResearchIrish Research Council for theHumanities and Social Sciences(IRCHSS) Copenhagen/ Vilnius University UK Denmark (VCC2) Ireland Dublin Lithuania (VCC2) Vilnius Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)University of Goettingen Den Haag/ Institute for Corpus LinguisticsGoettingen State and University London Netherlands and Text TechnologyLibrary (SUB) (VCC3) Goettingen Germany Paris (VCC1/ VCC4/DCO) Institute of Contemporary History (ICH)National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)TGE ADONIS Vienna Austria France Swit- (VCC1) Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) (VCC3/DCO) Bern zerland Ljubljana/Slovenia Centre for Information and Computer Science Zagreb/Croatia Italy Belgrade Florence Serbia Center for Digital Humanities (CDH)Swiss Academy of Humanities Tirana/and Social Sciences Albania Academy of Athens (AA) Research Centre for the Study of Modern Greek HistoryDigital Renaissance Foundation (FRD) Athens Digital Curation Unit (DCU) Ministry of Tourism Culture Institute for the Management Youth and Sports of Information Systems Name 31.10.2012 Seite 8
    9. 9. DARIAH Virtual Competency Centres (VCCs)• DARIAH will operate through its European-wide Virtual Competency Centres• Each VCC is centred on a specific area of expertise• VCCs are cross- disciplinary, multi-institutional and international• VCCs will deliver services for all European arts and humanities researchers
    10. 10. DARIAH Virtual Competency Centres (VCCs) 1. To establish a shared technology platform for Arts and Humanities research 2. To expose and share digitially enabled Arts and Humanties research methods, training, expertise and tools 3. To expose and share scholarly content 4. To interface with key influencers in / for the Arts and Humanities
    11. 11. DARIAH governance structure
    12. 12. DARIAH-EU Coordination Office (DCO)
    13. 13. DARIAH budgetary principles• Estimated annual budget: 4 (+2) million euro• Members and Observers contribute to the budget• Contributions are based on the latest GDP figures• Contributions consist of two parts: • Cash contribution (10%) • In‐kind contribution (90%) e-Infrastructure 7% Research & 28% Educa on 46% Liaison Scholarly Content Management 19% Advocacy, Impact & Outreach
    14. 14. DARIAH collaboration strategyAffiliated projects:EHRI, CENDARI, DASISH, NeDiMAH, DiXiT, CULTURA, ARIADNESibling initiatives:TEI, CLARIN, BAMBOO, CESSDA, SHARE, ESSCultural heritage initiatives:Europeana, DC-Net, ARROWTechnological initiatives:EGI, EUDAT, DASISHLarger circle initiatives:OpenAIRE, APA, GRDI2020
    15. 15. BAMBOO GRID 2020 EUDAT international Cultura DC-Net NeDiMAH DASISH community OpenAire EGI projects European Europeana CENDARI EHRI CLARIN ARIADNE CESSDA CLIO-INFRA SSH infra- SHAREnational structures eSciDoc TextGrid ESS management HERA LARM Isidore Science Europe ESF
    16. 16. DARIAH-related project: – To support the European Holocaust research community – To integrate key archival collections (to support transnational Holocaust research) – To build a virtual observatory – To help initiate new levels of collaborative research
    17. 17. CLARIN Goal: integrated and interoperable researchinfrastructure of language resources and technology, offering astable, persistent, accessible and extendable infrastructure andtherefore enabling eHumanities• integrated: connected resource and service centres• interoperable: resources and services based on Semantic Web technologies to overcome format, structural and terminological differences• stable: resources and services with a high availability• persistent: resources and services are planned to be accessible for many years so that researchers can rely on them• accessible: accessible via the web; tailored to the needs of the communities making use of them• extendable: the infrastructure is open so that new resources and services can be added easily
    18. 18. National Roadmaps TGE-Adonis (F) DARIAH-DECLARIAH (NL) DigHumLab (DK) PITI (LT) DARIAH-A IRCHESS (IR) SI-DIH (SI) DYAS (GR)
    20. 20. Common Lab for Research in the Arts and Humanities (CLARIAH) CLARIN DARIAH ERIC ERIC CLARIAH
    21. 21. Mission• Create a virtual ‘Common Lab’ facility for eHumanities research.• Provide integrated access to unprecedented collections of seamlessly interoperating digital research resources and innovative tools to process them in virtual workspaces.• Enable Data Intensive Science in the humanities.
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    23. 23. What is DANS?• Institute of Dutch Academy and Research Funding Organisation (KNAW & NWO) since 2005• First predecessor dates back to 1964 (Steinmetz Foundation), Historical Data Archive 1989• Mission: promote and provide permanent access to digital research information (digital archives in the humanities and social sciences)
    24. 24. Our main activities and services• Encourage researchers to self-archive and reuse data by means of our Electronic Archiving SYstem EASY• Our largest digital collections are in archaeology, social sciences and history (moving into other domains)• Provide access, through, to thousands of scientific datasets, e-publications and other research information in the Netherlands• Data projects in collaboration with research communities and partner organisations• Advice, training and support (Data Seal of Approval, Persistent Identifier Infrastructure)• R&D into archiving of and access to digital information
    25. 25. Access to Research Information,e-Publications, Data Sets and more
    26. 26. Challenge for the next five years
    27. 27. Research Data Report Researchers Aggregation: the enhanced publicationOrganizations involved: Topics linking toFunder and research institute related information
    28. 28. Links directly to data in DANS archiveAll data types: data, text, maps, video, audio, still images…
    29. 29. Data Seal of Approval5 Criteria16 GuidelinesThe research data:• can be found on the Internet• are accessible (clear rights and licenses)• are in a usable format• are reliable• can be referred to (persistent identifier)
    30. 30. Certification EUDAT RD-Alliance International E-IRG APA NeDiMAH Community OpenAire+ EGI DASISH projects European Europeana ARIADNE EUDwB EHRI CLARIN CESSDA DCCD DARIAH ESFRI CLIO-INFRA Roadmap LifeWatchNational infrastructure ESS CLARIAH BiGGrid Community projects NL Health dataUniv. Libraries/3TU DC e-Humanities Geodata NCDD SURF
    31. 31. My personal LinkedIn network
    32. 32. Certification DARIAH DANS role in DARIAH: • coordinated DARIAH preparation phase • CIO (Chief Integration Officer) DARIAH central office • coordinator of VCC 3 (with France)Three levels of trust • Initiator and leading participant in CLARIAHFront office / back office: NL Coalition for• Univ. Libr.: data services for local Digital Preservation: communities • KB: scholarly publications• DANS/3TU DC: Long-term • DANS: research data archiving, training and • Sound & Vision: broadcasting advice, national • National Archives: public records aggregation, common • EYE Film Museum: cultural sector standards, persistent identifier Univ. Libraries/3TU DC NCDD
    33. 33. Data Archiving and Networked ServicesThank you for your attentionand visit us at:www.dans.knaw.nlwww.narcis.nlpeter.doorn@dans.knaw.nlDANS is an institute of KNAW en NWO