We are pleased to present to you the 2020 Annual Report.
2020 was an exceptionally difficult year. For all the things that the COVID 19 pandemic took from us, it also gave us opportunities to explore new interpretations of the contribution DARIAH could make to its users.
Open Science became an enabler and support we could promote to researchers facing unprecedented challenges. DARIAH has shown agility and resilience during the crisis and we demonstrated to our funders and member countries that humanities research is open research by default and a source of inspiration for others to tackle interdisciplinary challenges.
Our experience of planning and hosting virtual events allowed us to set an example for colleagues struggling with the transition. And our biannual theme funding call for small, topical projects was able to expand to include not only a focus on the arts research within our community, but also on responses to the COVID crisis.
As this Annual Report attests, even on the rocky soil of 2020, DARIAH has found ways to bloom and grow.