CLARIAH-DE: Joint Services of CLARIN-D and DARIAH-DE


CLARIAH-DE is the merger of the two research infrastructure networks CLARIN-D and DARIAH-DE. In this joint project, the two established research infrastructures will be merged over the course of two years (2019-2021). Thus, academic endeavours of researchers from the humanities and cultural sciences who work with complex digital tools and special data repositories shall be substantially facilitated.

The General Assembly is an important forum for discussing the work of the project itself and for deepening cooperation beyond the scope of the project. The General Assembly brings together CLARIAH-DE, CLARIN-D and DARIAH-DE staff once a year. In 2019, it took place on 14-15 November in Tübingen (organisational notes).

CLARIN-D and DARIAH-DE are connected through their interest in the digital investigation of textual and linguistic sources from the perspective of the humanities and cultural sciences. Both networks have specialised on particular research areas for about a decade. The aim of CLARIN-D is the establishment of a network of centres intimately entwined with particular disciplines, which shall then serve as a backbone of a research infrastructure for researchers in the humanities and social sciences in particular. The different disciplines cover a wide array of the Humanities for which linguistic resources play a major role in research. DARIAH-DE on the other hand, supports research working with digital methods and procedures in the humanities and cultural sciences with a broad research infrastructure consisting of the four pillars teaching, research, research data and technical components.

The consolidation of the two networks’ infrastructures into CLARIAH-DE is an important milestone on the way to a shared space for the cooperative, digitally supported research in the humanities and the cultural and social sciences in Germany and Europe. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) and aims to contribute to the further development of the national research infrastructures.