E-RIHS in EU landscape

In 2016 E-RIHS entered the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap as the unique project in the field of social and cultural innovation. European heritage science is globally leading, and is supported by innovative research techniques that require complementary skills and knowledge from a range of disciplines.

In this context, E-RIHS connects researchers and delivers innovation in heritage science by interfacing humanities research with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as information and communications technologies (ICT).

Its trans-disciplinary innovative approach meets the new challenges of the European Research Area (ERA). E-RIHS represents an advanced community that has been systematically developing since 1999 and it is based on the preliminary work done in the framework of the past EU projects.

E-RIHS fosters the culture of cooperation to enable growth of the ERA, by building collaborations with other projects, initiatives and research infrastructures.

Further developments are planned for connecting and including partners and facilities outside the EU, and gradually reaching the status of a global distributed Research Infrastructure (see international collaborations).

Read the ESFRI roadmap 2018 about E-RIHS and Social and Cultural Innovation.


Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage

IPERION CH integrates national facilities of recognized excellence in Heritage Science and offers access to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data and tools for advancing knowledge and innovation in the preservation of Cultural Heritage; connects researchers in the Humanities and Natural Sciences and fosters a trans-disciplinary culture of exchange and cooperation for the growth of the European Research Area.
Coordinator: CNR – National Research Council, Italy

Website: http://www.iperionch.eu


Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium

CERIC-ERIC is an integrated multidisciplinary and multiprobe Research Infrastructure open for external basic and applied users in the fields of Materials, Biomaterials and Nanotechnology. With a single entry point it allows to use excellent facilities in 7 European Countries. Free access is by international peer review selection and open publication, industrial and/or proprietary use is at market costs.



Distributed System of Scientific Collections

DiSSCo is a new pan-European Research Infrastructure initiative of 21 European countries with a vision to position European natural science collections at the centre of data-driven scientific excellence and innovation in environmental research, climate change, food security, one health and the bioeconomy. Website: http://dissco.eu/


Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage

The main objective of JPI on Cultural Heritage addresses the strong relationships that link cultural heritage, conservation, technological innovation and economic development within the dynamic framework of the challenges and competitiveness in an enlarged European Union and its efforts are striving to generate an in-depth, shared understanding of issues with the view of providing an improved knowledge base for policies in the fields concerned most important aspects as migration and integration, quality of life and global interdependence. A concerted research action allows Member States to maximize and exploit at best their research efforts.

website: http://www.jpi-culturalheritage.eu/



Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC)

Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) is a project funded by the EU framework programme Horizon 2020 and unites 20 partner organisations and their 27 associates in developing the social sciences and humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). SSHOC transforms the current social sciences & humanities data landscape with its disciplinary silos and separate facilities into an integrated, cloud-based network of interconnected data infrastructures. To promote synergies and open science initiatives between disciplines, and accelerate interdisciplinary research and collaboration, these data infrastructures will be supported by the tools and training which allow scholars and researchers to access, process, analyse, enrich and compare data across the boundaries of individual repositories or institutions.



Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe

The ARIADNE infrastructure brings together and integrates existing archaeological research data infrastructures so that researchers can use the various distributed datasets and new and powerful technologies as an integral component of the archaeological research methodology.
Coordinator: PIN scri – Polo Universitario di Prato, Italy



Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities

DARIAH-ERIC is a pan-European open Research Infrastructure Consortium for arts and humanities scholars working with computational methods. It supports digital research as well as the teaching of digital research methods. DARIAH connects several hundreds of scholars and dozens of research facilities in currently 17 European countries.



European Holocaust Research Infrastructure

The mission of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) is to support the Holocaust research community by building a digital infrastructure and facilitating human networks. EHRI provides online access to information about dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust through its Online Portal, and tools and methods that enable researchers and archivists to collaboratively work with such sources. Apart from providing an online platform, EHRI also facilitates an extensive network of researchers, archivists and others to increase cohesion and co-ordination among practitioners and to initiate new transnational and collaborative approaches to the study of the Holocaust.



Pooling Activities, Resources and Tools for Heritage E-research Networking, Optimization and Synergies

PARTHENOS provides common solutions to the definition and implementation of joint policies and solutions for the humanities and linguistic data lifecycle. PARTHENOS aims at strengthening the cohesion of research in the broad sector of Linguistic Studies, Humanities, Cultural Heritage, History, Archaeology and related fields through a thematic cluster of European Research Infrastructures, integrating initiatives, e-infrastructures and other world-class infrastructures, and building bridges between different, although tightly, interrelated fields.