E-RIHS believes in open science and open publications

E-RIHS implements Open Access EU strategy, participates in EOSC and contributes to FAIR heritage data.
Preferably, E-RIHS researchers will publish in open access (self-archiving and open access publishing).

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E-RIHS community in ZENODO – ZENODO 

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Project's (public) deliverables

D2.2. E-RIHS Quality Manual and KPIs

The deliverable describes the quality system proposed to be adopted by E-RIHS for the quality assessment of prospective new partners and their services and for the quality audit of existing ERIHS partners and their services. It also outlines the process to grant external organizations, services, projects and proposals the affiliation to E-RIHS, or its support. All such procedures are based on a modular operation: the evaluation of the candidate’s internal processes, of its scientific excellence and of the quality of its services and eventual suitability for E-RIHS.

D2.3 Risk Management Framework

The scope and scale of the Research Infrastructure envisaged in this proposal mean that it is necessary to establish an Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Framework (ERM) to design, implement, monitor and improve risk management consistently and efficiently across all
aspects of the RI’s activities using quantitative and qualitative measures in a way which is compatible with existing Risk Management arrangements within partner institutions.

D3.2 E-RIHS Human resources policy

The aim of this report is to define a sound policy for human resource acquisition and management for the future E-RIHS ERIC. It aims at giving an overview of every aspect a research infrastructure should consider to create and implement the most adequate human resources policy adapted to its needs and ambitions.

D3.4 E-RIHS Financial Plan for Implementation

Financial sustainability is a basic requirement for the success of any endeavour. But behind financial sustainability, there should be a sound financial model backed by a set of general principles ensuring that the management functions do not lead, over time, to unpredicted situations in which the model no longer stands.
The basic financial model of the future E-RIHS ERIC was designed prior to the successful application to the ESFRI Roadmap and was screened by its reviewing panel. The present document elaborates on that model towards a proposal of a working financial plan for implementation.

D3.5 E-RIHS Scenarios for in-kind contributions and criteria for their evaluation

The complete assessment, the impact and cost/benefit ratio of the activities of E-RIHS, depends on the knowledge of the overall size of the resources made available by the E-RIHS Members through the appointed national nodes as well as on the value of the resource specifically committed to the activities of E-RIHS. In a broad sense, in-kind contributions represent the capital of European Research Infrastructure Consortia, whose Members, in the proper sense, are the Governments of the involved States.

D4.1 Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding is a not legally binding agreement between the countries who intend to coordinate their activities and work together towards the construction and operation of E-RIHS ERIC. With the MoU, the signatories materialize the intent to work together during the Transition Phase and define a clear line of action from now on without, necessarily, forming legally binding constraints.

D4.2_E-RIHS Statutes

This deliverable presents the latest version of the draft of E-RIHS ERIC Statutes (ERIHS_Statutes_V5.1_2020.03.23) at the time of its writing. It describes the work process that leads to the present document, and it discusses the possible future changes in the lifetime of the E-RIHS ERIC Statutes.

D5.1 E-RIHS User strategy and access policies

The present deliverable is about the E-RIHS strategy and policies to enable users’ access to its physical and virtual research facilities.

D5.3 E-RIHS Data Curation Policies

This report reviews the issues concerning data curation for heritage science. It provides a policy framework to be implemented by E-RIHS, but the report is designed to be of use to all those with interests in data within the heritage science domain. E-RIHS provides an opportunity to ensure the long term preservation and increased re-use of heritage science data within broader European frameworks. The report follows the structure of the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) but interprets them in the context of heritage science. Examples are given with reference to a substantial appendix which covers a broad range of heritage science data types. It is recommended that E-RIHS researchers should be required to complete a Data Management Plan as a condition of support for their usage of an E-RIHS facility, and this, along with the information contained in this report, will assist E-RIHS researchers, facilities and repositories to follow our thirty-three recommendations.

D6.1 E-RIHS impact assessment document

This report presents results of the ex‐ante impact assessment (IA) of E‐RIHS ERIC by discussing the expected direct and indirect impacts in three different scenarios of development (pessimistic, baseline and optimistic).  It also discusses the conditions and mechanisms for impact materialisation. This report is meant to provide a decision‐making support tool for E‐RIHS managers, funding agencies and all the stakeholders involved in its set‐up and implementation.

D7.1 – E-RIHS education and training needs

E-RIHS vision is to become a European research infrastructure that provides state-of-the-art tools and services by cross-disciplinary groups of researchers to cross-disciplinary users and scientific communities working to advance knowledge about the heritage and to devise innovative strategies for its preservation and presentation. The aim of this education and needs assessment was to provide an overview of current training provisions and needs of heritage science (HS) professionals in preparation for the research infrastructure.

D7.2 – E-RIHS Training Strategy

The purpose of the E-RIHS  Training Strategy is to set out skills development priorities, set out key areas of training and delivery channels as well as ensure optimum use of available resources for training and strengthen the capacity of those responsible for their use and management within the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science.

D8.1 E-RIHS Catalogue of E-RIHS resources and services

The Deliverable 8.1 describes the work carried in Task 8.3 “Catalogue of E-RIHS resources and services”. With the term resource, we intend any entity that may be of interest to an Infrastructure such as the one that the E-RIHS PP project is setting up, i.e. mainly datasets and services, but also people, organizations, instruments, and other entities. The catalogue aims at providing researchers with information related to Heritage Science resources available within E-RIHS through a formal model that helps categorising them according to their different features. Such features will also be used for discovering the resources in the Catalogue. The catalogue structure was designed to serve as the basis for accounting in-kind contributions and, in perspective, to be a single access point for resource discovery and access services.

D8.2 E-RIHS Feasibility Studies

The present deliverable reports about the outcomes of Task 8.2 Feasibility Studies, i.e. the viability and manner of eventually incorporating new services into the E-RIHS portfolio.

D8.3 E-RIHS Services for New Communities of Users

The deliverable D8.3 presents the surveyed scientific services for Task 8.1 that focuses on ‘Services for New Communities of Users’. The Task 8.1 is part of Work Package 8 entitled “E-RIHS services for Heritage Science scholars”, whose purpose is to expand the service portfolio of the future E-RIHS ERIC with the objective of widening coverage of services for all Heritage Science communities. The new services concern the disciplines of Paleoanthropology, Paleontology, Prehistoric Archaeology and the related Social Sciences and Humanities. The services are integrated into FIXLAB, MOLAB, and ARCHLAB platforms. The approach used for collecting information and inventorying the services involves surveys and exploration of IPERION CH & SH catalogues and E-RIHS PP national nodes websites.

D9.1 – First version of the E-RIHS scientific vision

The Scientific Vision aims to monitor the landscape of the setting up of the E-RIHS infrastructure, to describe the main scientific ambitions of E-RIHS in the coming years and to outline what pathways will be used to achieve them. It will be the introduction of the E-RIHS Scientific and Technical description, one of the documents that will be produced to apply for the ERIC status.
The first version of the E-RIHS Scientific Vision was elaborated in the framework of task 9.1 “Excellence: priorities and strategy” of the WP9 of E-RIHS PP. European and national communities, as well as international partners, were widely consulted throughout the preparation process.
A six pages flyer and a poster illustrating the Scientific Vision were also produced.

D9.2 – Analysis of background innovation

The ‘Analysis of Innovation Background’ reviews the current innovation background for the E-RIHS partnership and assesses the existing heritage science innovation landscape. It discusses innovation as a general concept and more specifically in relation to RI’s and Heritage Science. It traces good practices, successful examples and failures as well and examines strengths and limitations in different organizations within the E-RIHS partnership and beyond concerning innovation management and exploitation strategies. The role of the providers, the users and that of industry (including a definition of the industry in relation to HS) is analysed. A set of key performance indicators (KPIs) is presented that is intended to provide a tool for a measurable assessment of innovation in various stages of development. D 9.2 will be the analytic backbone of the Innovation Agenda, to be developed as part of WP9.2 by 2019.

D9.3 E-RIHS Scientific Strategy

The study and preservation of tangible cultural and natural heritage is a global challenge for science and society at large. The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E‐RIHS) will play a leading role in research on the interpretation, preservation, documentation and management of heritage. As an interdisciplinary infrastructure, E‐RIHS will interconnect knowledge and methodologies to address key scientific questions in the 􏰂field of heritage as a whole. The infrastructure is built on ten core pillars. It will provide a structured and unified input of large‐scale instruments, portable devices, physical and digital archives. Its implementation will focus on scientific excellence, interdisciplinarity and cooperation. In doing so, it will offer unprecedented research opportunities to a wide range of interdisciplinary scientific communities.

D9.4 E-RIHS Innovation Agenda

Innovation constitutes the goal and at the same time, the medium for achieving all E-RIHS strategic objectives and therefore the Innovation Agenda addresses all research actions and services, training and communication as well as collaborations with other RIs and Industry (in the broad sense), in the Heritage domain. The ‘Innovation Agenda’ represents the main action plan that reflects the priorities set in key areas and provides those mechanisms and structures necessary to enable innovation in any specific identified direction. The document reviews mechanisms, internal rules and procedures concerning the E-RIHS Innovation Strategy and discusses issues related to formulating, managing and keeping up-to-date the Innovation Agenda. A systematic approach in monitoring innovation, defining metrics and indicators (KPI’s), will provide a reliable assessment of the innovation impact to Excellence, Synergies and Co-creation, Users and public engagement and the Sustainability of E-RIHS ERIC as a leader in the global HS landscape. This document is Deliverable 9.4, elaborated in the context of E-RIHS PP, WP-09, Task 9.2, ‘Exploitation of E-RIHS capacities: innovation, transfer of knowledge and marketing’. The analysis for this task was based on extensive qualitative and quantitative research and builds upon Deliverable 9.2 ‘Analysis of The Innovation Background’.

D10.1 Communication and Dissemination Plan

The Dissemination and Communication Plan provides an overview of the dissemination and communication strategy and activities that the E-RIHS PP Project intends to use over the lifetime of the project with the goal of making it visible and distributing the Project’s results as widely as possible.
The annexed “E-RIHS Visual Identity Guidelines” contain rules and tips to help partners building a strong identity and reputation within the Heritage Science community.

D10.2 E-RIHS Heritage Hub online

WP10 is currently carrying out dissemination and communication activities, based on a participatory and inclusive approach and tailored dissemination strategies to communities of users and stakeholders (through workshops, roundtables, conferences, symposia or open days), in order to assure a presentation of E-RIHS to citizens, researchers, investors, private and public bodies, institutions, academic universities or research centres. Digital (website; sets of digital content and hardware to be used at events) and physical (posters, templates for presentations, flyers, leaflets, press releases) channels of communication are being tested in dialogue with national E-RIHS representatives and National Hubs as well as with users. The domain www.e-rihs.eu is the main managing, communication and dissemination platform. The website provides links to E-RIHS social media profiles and national hubs websites. A further step being carried out in the framework of T10.3 is to include a Digital Hub for Research and Cooperation in Heritage Science, acting as an access point for information, services, good practices, training and virtual meetings for stakeholders to discuss topics of interest. It will link to related initiatives, such as http://heritageportal.eu/. In order to reach this goal, a call for tender was launched by CNR, task leader of T10.3, for the design and development of a semantic cloud service, SCHEME (Semantic Content retrieval engine for the Heritage hub Empowerment), composed of two functionalities: a semantic web tool and a collaboration platform. By using semantic technologies, SCHEME intends to provide a selection of content automatically taken from the web and filtered in order to present only the information related to the main themes of E-RIHS. It will be useful to gather external data and optimize content and it will offer a social media analysis platform, to search for relevant posts and identify most used concepts, hashtags, web pages and sites cited in social discussions, the geographical location of users, influencers, etc. By creating a collaboration platform, called the Heritage Hub, E-RIHS will have an easy-to-use but powerful collaboration platform able to act as an access point for information, services, good practices, training and virtual meetings for researchers, users, stakeholders to discuss topics of interest.

D10.3 E-RIHS Report on the implementation and evaluation of communication

The deliverable 10.3 analyses communication and dissemination activities carried out in the E-RIHS PP project and underlines criticalities and possible future implementation. The analytics tools for the website and social media and the feedback reports for events provide, as a result, an overview of the impact of the communication and dissemination during the E-RIHS PP project.

 

 

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