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 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.
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.
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 the 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.
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 industry in relation to HS) is analysed. A set of key performance indicators (KPIs) is presented that are 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.
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.