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Strengthening the CLARIN Infrastructure.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 676529

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 495 300

  • EU contribution

    € 1 495 300

Coordinated by:

CLARIN ERIC

Netherlands

Objective

CLARIN, the Common Language Resource and Technology Research Infrastructure, has gained force and momentum over the last 10 years. It is being constructed as a distributed e-infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences to enable sustainable access, exploitation and integration of Europe’s vast amount of language-based data and related technology.
As stipulated by the ESFRI roadmap, CLARIN is now in the later part of its implementation phase. Indeed, the implementation is already far advanced in many aspects, among these the technical core elements of the infrastructure. However, at this crucial phase, several aspects need additional focused efforts.
The 2013 ESFRI high level expert group assessment identified key areas where concentrated actions are needed in order to ensure the broadest possible success of CLARIN. Also following the recommendations of that report, CLARIN-PLUS proposes to accelerate the implementation and to strengthen and consolidate CLARIN in the following areas:
1) The central (technical) hub – Extend the Service Provider Federation; improve metadata quality; tighten webservice integration; improve infrastructure gateways.
2) The central office – Further the internal and external information platforms; work on a professional branding and a higher usability level.
3) Partnerships with other infrastructure initiatives – Beyond existing cooperations, coordinate and implement or strengthen joint services with EUDAT, GÉANT, DARIAH, RDA, Europeana and Hathi Trust.
4) Outreach – Work out a concrete value proposition and use it to attract new countries, centres and users; demonstrate the potential of CLARIN to new user groups.
5) Governance: Revise the statutes, perform a financial analysis and focus on sustainability.
This project will help to adjust the balance between the national CLARIN consortia and centres and CLARIN ERIC, and will improve crucial aspects of CLARIN as a robust European infrastructure.
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Coordinator

CLARIN ERIC

Address

Drift 10
3512 Bs Utrecht

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 979 327,50

Participants (3)

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 106 222,50

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 223 125

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 186 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 676529

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 495 300

  • EU contribution

    € 1 495 300

Coordinated by:

CLARIN ERIC

Netherlands