The DASISH infrastructure project

The DASISH infrastructure project ended on 31 December 2014.

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Connecting Infrastructures

This project brings together all 5 ESFRI research infrastructure initiatives in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) represented each by some centers:

CLARIN – Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure
DARIAH – Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities
CESSDA – Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives
ESS – European Social Survey
SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

The goal is to determine areas of possible synergies in the infrastructure development and to work on a few concrete joint activities.

The rationale behind

The rationale behind this idea is that

  1. double developments should be prevented,
  2. initiatives should mutually benefit from the advanced work of the others and
  3. to establish joint integrated domains where this makes sense for the SSH users.

Joint activities will be along the following dimensions: understanding the different architectural solutions, assessing and improving data and metadata quality, setting up a tools and services forum, improve the quality of survey data, locate and improve data preservation and curation services, develop a joint shared data access and enrichment framework (AAI, PIDs, joint Metadata, Workflow implementations, joint annotation framework), jointly work on legal and ethical aspects, carry out much training and education work, work on disseminating the results.









Country Institution Unit City Contact Code
Austria Austrian Academy of Sciences The Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology Vienna Gerhard Budin OEAW
Denmark University of Copenhagen Centre for Language Technology Copenhagen Hanne Fersøe UCPH
Estonia University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science Tartu Kadri Vider UT
Finland University of Tampere Finnish Social Science Data Archive Tampere Taina Jääskeläinen UTA
Germany Max-Planck-Institute for Psycho Linguistics The Language Archive Munich Wolfgang Klein MPG
Germany Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy Munich Center for the Economics of Aging Munich Axel Börsch-Supan MPG
Germany University of Goettingen Goettingen State and University Library Goettingen Norbert Lossau UGOE
Germany GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Mannheim Markus Quandt GESIS
Ireland The National University of Ireland Maynooth Irish Qualitative Data Archive Maynooth Jane Gray NUIM
Italy University of Venice “Ca’ Foscari” Department of Economics Venice Agar Brugiavini UNIVE
Netherlands Tilburg University CentERdata Tilburg Marcel Das CentERdata
Netherlands Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Data Archiving and Networked Services Amsterdam Peter Doorn DANS
Norway Norwegian Social Science Data Services Bergen Bjørn Henrichsen NSD
Norway University of Bergen Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies Bergen Koenraad De Smedt UiB
Spain Universitat Pompeu Fabra Institute for Applied Linguistics Barcelona Núria Bel UPF
Sweden University of Gothenburg Swedish National Data Service, SND Gothenburg Hans Jørgen Marker UGOT
United Kingdom King’s College London Centre for e-Research London Tobias Blanke KCL
United Kingdom University of Essex UK Data Archive Colchester Hilary Beedham UEssex
United Kingdom City University London Centre for Comparative Social Surveys London Rory Fitzgerald CITY



Members of the DASISH boards are in the process of being appointed, and the lists of board members will be filled in when the process is concluded.

Scientific Advisory Board Members

Titel Name Affiliation Country
Professor Ruta Marcinkeviciene Vytautas Magnus University Lithuania
Professor Niels Ole Finnemann Aarhus University  Denmark
Professor Sverker Holmgren Uppsala University Sweden
Professor Jinkook Lee Pardee RAND Graduate School USA
Professor Peter Mohler University of Mannheim Germany

Strategic Board Members

Name Community Country
Bjørn Henrichsen CESSDA Norway
Bente Maegaard CLARIN Denmark
Henk Harmsen DARIAH The Netherlands
Rory Fitzgerald ESS United Kingdom
Axel Börsch-Supan SHARE Germany





DASISH is a FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1 project

Grant Agreement 283646, Combination of CP & CSA.

Project period: 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2014


Sussi Olsen
Centre for Language Technology
Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics
University of Copenhagen

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