The General Assembly of the DARIAH ERIC recently voted unanimously to accept Spain’s application for full membership in the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities.
“We are delighted to welcome Spain as DARIAH’s twenty-second member state,” said Toma Tasovac, President of the DARIAH Board of Directors. “We are looking forward to working with our Spanish colleagues, aligning national and European priorities and helping arts and humanities researchers thrive in the digital age. We are also grateful to the Spanish Ministry of Research and Innovation for their support in this process.”
Following the example of similar successful initiatives in other European countries, the Spanish INTELE strategic network (2020-2022) proposed that the CLARIAH-ES national consortium officially integrates Spain into both CLARIN and DARIAH research infrastructures.
CLARIAH-ES has the mission to expand upon the existing partnerships and projects, and facilitate the access of the Spanish Digital Humanities community to national research infrastructures, as well as the DARIAH-EU infrastructure. It is made up of a multidisciplinary group of experts in the humanities and social sciences, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and language technologies in, among others, the co-official languages of Spain (Spanish, Catalan, Basque, and Galician).
“With this adhesion Spain reinforces its participation in the social sciences and humanities ESFRI research infrastructures in response to the demand of the national research community” said Raquel Yotti, Secretary General for Research in the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain, “We are convinced that the federation in DARIAH ERIC of our National Node composed of research centers and universities spread throughout the national territory, will contribute to make the European infrastructure stronger thanks to their data repositories, computing facilities and knowledge in Spanish and co-official languages”.
The ambitious objectives of this infrastructure can only be achieved by gathering the necessary resources in terms of data, computing facilities and knowledge that are generally not available to single research groups in Spain.
- Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU),
- Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
- Universitat d’Alacant (UA)
- Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC)
- Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
- Barcelona Supercomputing Centre – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS)
- Universidad de Jaén (UJA)
- Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)
- Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE)
INTELE (2020-2022), a strategic research network, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, was created with the aim of promoting Spain’s participation in different European research infrastructures.