Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Sciences and Humanities

DASISH führt auf europäischer Ebene die fünf Initiativen im Bereich Forschungsinfrastrukturen für die Geisteswissenschaften und die Sozialwissenschaften zusammen


In the Social Sciences and Humanities research is increasingly driven by the availability of a variety of digital resources, which exhibit an escalating internal complexity as well as multifarious external relationships. The data production, management and dissemination processes are widely organized in a distributed manner, which is leading to a situation of great fragmentation that we need to take into account when designing research infrastructures for the corresponding scientific disciplines. This not only includes primary data such as audio/video recordings or collections of digitized primary sources in the humanities area and the results of surveys as in the Social Science area, but also the secondary data that is derived from these sources as well as the continuous enrichments resulting from multiple annotations for example. All these data need to be made persistently available to the users mostly via computer environments that implement discipline specific workflows and traditions.

This project brings together all five research infrastructure initiatives in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) domain and even goes beyond. All five initiatives have made big progress in the preparatory phase each of which addressing their own specific issues technologically as well as organisationally. We first describe the state of the initiatives to indicate that all are ready to start the implementation phase and that by focusing on some specific issues that will profit from cross-fertilization. Second, we describe the concept and the major ideas that drive the DASISH project. Based on this we specify the concrete objectives of the project. Finally we describe how these objectives advances the infrastructures beyond the state-of-the-art.




01.01.2012 - 31.12.2014

Leitende Institution



Dr. Heike Neuroth

MitarbeiterInnen an der SUB Goettingen

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