DARIAH’s mission is to empower research communities with digital methods to create, connect and share knowledge about culture and society.
We work towards developing an infrastructure that supports researchers working in the diverse community of practice known as the arts and humanities to build, analyse and interpret digital or hybrid resources. As such, DARIAH supports and enhances the sustainable development of digitally-enabled research and teaching through its network of people, knowledge, content, methods and tools. Our main areas of activities aim towards ensuring that humanities researchers are:
- able to assess the impact of technology on their work in an informed manner,
- access the data, tools, services, knowledge and networks they need seamlessly and in contextually rich virtual and human environments
- produce excellent, digitally-enabled scholarship that is reusable, visible and sustainable
Our vision is that the Arts and Humanities are anchored at the centre of a technologically evolving knowledge society.
DARIAH exists to enable excellent research in the arts and humanities. The challenges emerging from the intersection of these long-standing research fields and methods with technology and technological advancement lie at the heart of DARIAH’s strategy.
DARIAH’s strategy stands upon four pillars that derive from our mission and vision. These pillars represent our organisational priorities, and the services we provide to our community, as outlined in the DARIAH Strategic Plan 2019 – 2026:
Build a Marketplace to facilitate fluid exchange of tools, services, data and knowledge
Access to tools, data, knowledge and services that are optimised for arts and humanities researchers is a major challenge that DARIAH is taking up by developing an arts and humanities friendly ‘Marketplace’. This easy entry point is developed as a component of the European Open Science Cloud.
Build access to education and training
Research in a fast-changing environment requires sustained access to new perspectives and methods. DARIAH promotes skills awareness and development outside of formal qualifications, complementing the formal education provided by our university partners (check DARIAH-Campus).
DARIAH enables and encourages communities to self-organise around emergent research themes and supports them by providing structure, communication channels, funding, networking and traveling opportunities.
Build bridges between research policy and communities of practice
DARIAH is an advocate for researchers who create or use digital tools, methods and services in the arts and humanities, representing their concerns and interests at a European level where research policies are being discussed.