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Our Strategic Goals

DaSCH is providing an attractive platform for researchers who want to publish their research data and for those who want to re-use research data. We are developing the platform based on feedback from the Humanities’ research community. To achieve this, DaSCH’s short (2022-2024) and long-term strategic measures rest on the following three pillars:

  • Technical extension of our platform

  • Supporting community building and education

  • Strengthening of networks and co-operations


Technical extension of our platform

DaSCH is in the process of transforming its platform in order to become fully scalable, easier to use, more efficient and open for additional technologies. Another focal point is the development of modules for an adequate project specific presentation of research data.


To strengthen interoperability, DaSCH encourages researchers to use norm data, standards such as IIIF or TEI, and to refer to domain-specific ontologies in their own data model.


Supporting community building and education

DaSCH engages in community building by connecting researchers with similar interests, by informing them about international developments and initiatives that could be of interest to them, by organizing events where needs, habits and pain points are assessed, and by informing about the latest changes and innovations in DaSCH.


We train and advise research data specialists and researchers. We put special emphasis on young researchers within the field of the Humanities to increase data literacy of the future generation of researchers by offering individually tailored training upon request.


Strengthening of networks and co-operations

DaSCH cooperates nationally and internationally with other institutions and projects to exploit synergies and to jointly investigate and develop solutions for accessibility, interoperability and a long-term presentation of Humanities’ research data.


We participate in projects which develop standards, techniques and methods for the sharing, re-use and archiving of research data. In this respect we pay special attention to three focal areas: FAIR data principles, IIIF interoperability and editions. We are committed to work in DARIAH working groups, to contribute to the definition of a IIIF standard for 3D images and to investigate and develop solutions for the shortcomings of TEI-XML concerning interoperability.

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