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DARIAH-PL infrastructure

Infrastructure factsheet

English name:

Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities

Polish name:

Cyfrowa Infrastruktura Badawcza dla Humanistyki i Nauk o Sztuce DARIAH-PL

Period of operation:

2014 – ongoing

Consortium leader:

University of Warsaw

President of the Board:

Aleksander Bursche, University of Warsaw

Project coordinator at IPI PAN:

Maciej Ogrodniczuk

Project website:


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Infrastructure summary

DARIAH-PL is the largest humanities consortium in Poland, part of the international DARIAH project from the European Roadmap (ESFRI), a member of the European network of DARIAH-ERIC since November 2015. In 2020 it was included in the Polish Roadmap for Research Infrastructure.

DARIAH-ERIC is an international infrastructure formed in August 2014 by a decision of the European Commission (No. 2014/526/EU) whose objective includes development and support of research in all disciplines of the humanities and arts. The most important objects of the research include digital objects such as text, image, sound, video. Their storage, conversion, distribution and archivisation by using information technologies and media are the focus of the Consortium’s attention. DARIAH-ERIC aims at developing research infrastructure in the above-mentioned area so that access to its tools is as broad as possible and free of charge, thereby not only enabling progress in the research but also increasing distribution and absorption of knowledge on the European cultural heritage by each and every person living in Europe. It is guaranteed by the most fundamental principle of DARIAH – open access. Digitalization of resources, their cataloguing and making them available allow for fundamental changes in scientific research:

  • re-raising some important research issues
  • focusing on interdisciplinary research
  • better understanding of the outcome methods, thereby contributing to an increase in transparency of conducted research and its quality
  • enabling quick and free-of-charge exchange of knowledge between researchers as well as confirmation or negation or achieved outcomes.

The basic aim of DARIAH ERIC is to make long-term access easier and to enable all digital users to use research resources, in particular researches in the field of the humanities, arts and social science.

The mission of DARIAH ERIC includes intensification and support of digital research in the field of the humanities and arts. Its objective is, among others, an improvement of research opportunities and outcomes by combining dispersed digital source materials.

The network of DARIAH-ERIC allows researchers to:

  • find and use research data from throughout Europe
  • exchange knowledge, expertise and research practice in all fields and disciplines
  • make sure that they follow the best applicable research standards
  • experiment and innovations in corroboration with researchers from throughout Europe.

DARIAH ERIC is an infrastructure at the European level consisting of smaller regional and local networks. The operation of DARIAH ERIC is based on national structures of DARIAH in member states.

The organization completes its statutory tasks by Virtual Competence Centres (VCC) – large areas composed of experts from different fields of study, different countries and representing different institutions. There are four areas:

  • e-Infrastructure (responsible: Austria and Germany)
  • Research and Education (Denmark and Ireland)
  • Scholarly Content Management (France and Spain)
  • Advocacy, Impact and Outreach (Germany and Italy).