18 August 2014
On the 6th of August, the Commission gave the green light on the setting up of the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities European Research Infrastructure Consortium (DARIAH ERIC).
DARIAH ERIC will enhance and support digitally-enabled research across the humanities and arts and work with research and education communities in order to explore and apply ICT-based methods and tools to enable new research questions to be asked and old questions to be put in new ways. It will improve research opportunities and outcomes through linking distributed digital sources materials and exchange knowledge, expertise, methodologies and practices across domains and disciplines.
DARIAH ERIC is hosted by France and has Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Serbia, and Slovenia as founding members.
In its conclusions of 26th May 2014, the Council acknowledges the work done by ESFRI to identify priority projects which are mature enough to be under implementation in 2015-2016 and whose timely implementation is considered essential to extend the frontiers of knowledge in the fields concerned.
The Council confirms the Member States’ commitment to focus their available national resources on the respective prioritised projects they are financially participating in and invites the Commission, under Horizon 2020, to complement the Member States’ own financial commitments through a one-time financial contribution for the priority projects, and to financially support the other projects (preparation and implementation) identified by ESFRI and listed in the Annex.
The Commission is now in capacity to further define how the priority projects (listed below) will be supported in the framework of Horizon 2020 to develop new world-class research infrastructures. The first support action will be implemented under the call INFRADEV-3-2015: Individual implementation and operation of ESFRI projects, see work programme on Research infrastructures, page 9. A total budget of about 90 million € will be allocated to this action.
The main objective of the action is to endow Europe with world-class research infrastructures which are accessible to all researchers in Europe and beyond and fully exploit their potential for scientific advance and innovation.
Four calls are open with a budget of 277 million € for 2014:
Next call deadline: 2 September 2014 for INFRADEV1-2014; INFRADEV-4-2014/2015; INFRAIA-1-2014/2015; INFRASUPP-1-3-5-6-7-2014
Launch eventTrieste, 25 September 2014