Access

E-RIHS will provide access to a wide range of cutting-edge scientific infrastructure, methodologies, data and tools, training in the use of these tools, public engagement, access to repositories for standardized data storage, analysis and interpretation. E-RIHS will enable the community to advance heritage science and global access to the distributed infrastructures in a coordinated and streamlined way.

E-RIHS will provide access services through four integrated platforms:

ARCHLAB (archives)

Access to specialised knowledge and organized scientific information – including technical images, analytical data and conservation documentation – in datasets largely unpublished from archives of prestigious European museums, galleries and research institutions.

DIGILAB (virtual facilities)

Virtual access to scientific data concerning tangible heritage, making them FAIR (Findable-Accessible-Interoperable-Reusable). It includes searchable registries of multidimensional images, analytical data and documentation from large academic as well as research and heritage institutions.

FIXLAB (fixed facilities)

Access to large‐scale and medium-scale facilities (particle accelerators and synchrotrons, neutron sources; non-transportable analytical instruments) offering a unique expertise to users in the heritage field, for sophisticated scientific investigations on samples or whole objects, revealing their microstructure and chemical composition, giving essential and invaluable insights into historical technologies, materials, alteration and degradation phenomena or authenticity.

MOLAB (mobile facilities)

Access to to an impressive array of advanced mobile analytical instrumentation for non‐ invasive measurements on valuable or immovable objects, archaeological sites and historical monuments. The MObile LABoratory allows its users to implement complex multi‐technique diagnostic projects, permitting the most effective in situ investigations.