DARIAHdocs is an open-source-based joint pilot project of DAASI International and DARIAH-EU. It enables humanities researchers to work on their documents with research fellows mutually and at the same time. The application offers many functions analogous to cloud office solutions. The goal behind this project is to provide researchers with a tool that supports collaborative research to further promote digital research in the humanities. DARIAHdocs is one of the winning projects of the DARIAH Theme Funding call for 2018/2019 for ‘Strategic Service Sustainability for DARIAH’.
In order to facilitate collaborative work, the pilot DARIAHdocs is set up based on the cloud application Collabora, which is a commercially supported version of Libre Office. DARIAH users can retrieve documents from anywhere and work on them collaboratively with other scientists. As a DARIAH partner, DAASI International takes over the GDPR-compliant hosting, guarantees security of the data and evaluates the performance of the application together with the users as part of the initial one-year pilot operation.
Since 2011, DAASI International works closely with DARIAH and supports research and development in the field of Digital Humanities (DH) with great commitment. For Peter Gietz, founder and CEO of DAASI International, who himself has a humanities background, this project is a matter of the heart:
“I am very happy that with DARIAHdocs we can finally offer a service in which humanities researchers can collaboratively create sensitive content, such as research proposals and their calculation, with a good conscience.”
Users, whose institution is connected to the eduGAIN federation or who have a DARIAH account, can test the tool as from now. Please note that you have to register for this specific service in order to access its full range of provisions (check the manual).
About DAASI International
DAASI International is an expert for federated Identity and Access Management based on open source. Since its founding in 2000, the IT service provider from Tübingen, Germany deals with access control and directory service technologies for universities, authorities and companies. In addition, DAASI International is actively involved in the fields of Digital Humanities and participates in national and international research projects, including the digital research infrastructure DARIAH-DE. DAASI International’s range of services covers consulting, support, software development and the implementation of advanced technologies for IT infrastructures.