Die DARIAH-DE Betriebskooperation

The DARIAH-DE operating cooperation consists of 16 partners with different humanistic and technical backgrounds. These include universities, libraries, computer centres, non-university research institutions, academies of science and commercial partners.

Many other institutions have participated in the establishment of DARIAH-DE as partners in the phases DARIAH-DE I-III (2011-2019) and are now part of the constantly growing network as former partners. In this network, cooperation partners, associated partner projects and Memorandum of Understanding partners form another important area. They make use of services offered by DARIAH or further develop them according to their own research priorities. Some of them are also connected to DARIAH-DE over national/international initiatives or over the projects using the DARIAH infrastructure such as EHRI and CENDARI.


Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz

The Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz supervises the largest proportion of research projects in the humanities in the Academy programme. Through the successful establishment of its "Digital Academy" research department, it has been taking particular account of digital change in society and science for many years.

Members of the Digital Academy team are also actively involved in the DARIAH-DE stakeholder committee "Scientific Collections". The services and technologies pooled in DARIAH-DE are increasingly attractive for the specific application contexts in the Academy's long-term projects. More and more projects of the Mainz Academy therefore rely on components of the DARIAH-DE infrastructure (e.g. geobrowser, virtual machines, PID service etc.) under the supervision of the Digital Academy.

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities is the largest non-university humanities research institution in the Berlin-Brandenburg region with around 30 scientific projects - such as dictionary projects, editions, prosopographies and bibliographies. Its tradition goes back to the Electoral Brandenburg Society of Sciences, which was founded in 1700 on the initiative of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz under the Elector Friedrich III.

In 2001, the BBAW launched the initiative "The Electronic Life Of The Academy" (Telota). In this initiative, the Academy pools its electronic activities. Telota develops instruments with which the Academy can digitally compile, document, present and archive its research results. Since then, various electronic tools have been developed for research in the humanities and numerous electronic presentations of primary sources, digital dictionaries, digital editions and prosopographies, as well as other basic works at the BBAW.

DAASI International GmbH


DAASI International, an expert in open source technologies in the fields of digital humanties and identity and access management, is a spin-off of the Center for Data Processing at the University of Tübingen and was founded in 2000.

DAASI International offers its customers - mainly universities and public institutions - services in consulting, development, implementation, support and training for modern IT technologies and user-friendly applications. The company maintains close links with the DFN as well as with German and international research institutions and is active in various national and international working groups and standardization bodies (e.g. GGF/OGF, IETF, TERENA).

DAASI International worked as a consortium partner in several research projects in the field of public key infrastructure and grid computing, e.g. in the projects DFN Directory Competence Centre, PKI/LDAP, IVOM, GAP-SLC, TextGrid as well as in the EU-funded project AARC. At TextGrid, DAASI International was significantly involved in the conception and development of the middleware and the grid nodes as well as in the workflow and authentication and authorization infrastructure.

With regard to DARIAH-DE, DAASI International contributes in particular its experience in setting up Shibboleth federations and infrastructures and applications for managing information objects from the humanities (TextGrid), as well as its expertise in ingest and long-term archiving.

German Archaeological Institute

The German Archaeological Institute is the largest non-university research institution in the field of archaeology and classical studies with 19 branches in Germany and abroad as well as research projects on all five continents. As an internationally active research institution, it is strongly interested in the long-term security and interoperability of its data. It hopes that DARIAH-DE will be able to integrate archaeological and archaeological research data into a European infrastructure and thus make them available.

Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen

The Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (GWDG) is a joint institution of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. It serves as a computing and competence center for the Max Planck Society and as a university computing center for the University of Göttingen.

The GWDG was and is involved in various Grid-related projects as a consortium partner (MediGrid, Services@MediGrid, DGSI) and was or is the consortium leader in the Instant-Grid and OptiNum-Grid projects. The GWDG is also the Grid resource centre for the D-Grid communities MediGrid, TextGrid, HEP-Grid and OptiNum-Grid.

Since the beginning of 2009, the GWDG has been operating a service for the creation and resolver of persistent identifiers (PIDs) on behalf of the Max Planck Society. This initiative resulted in a joint European Persistant Identifier Consortium (EPIC), which has the task of providing these services for science in Europe.

Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel

Founded in 1572, the Herzog August Bibliothek is one of the world's largest collections of early modern sources, with around 12,000 medieval and early modern manuscripts and around 350,000 works printed before 1800. It assumes national library tasks in the acquisition programme of the Sammlung Deutsche Drucke and in the directory of 17th century prints published in the German-speaking world (VD17). It is a DFG manuscript centre and a centre of competence for old prints and conservation of holdings in national and international demand. In addition to the traditional library with research literature and a comprehensive range of services, it operates a research programme, a programme of scientific events and its own scholarship programme with special support for top-level research in the humanities, financed by the regular budget. Publications are published by the company's own publishing house and are generally published on a commission basis by Harrassowitz-Verlag. In addition, the library has been involved in digitisation for more than 15 years and has carried out numerous digitisation and research projects in the field of digital humanities. These include nationally coordinated projects for mass digitisation of cultural assets, special projects initiated by international early modernist research or projects dealing with digital editions. With the recent establishment of the Marbach-Weimar-Wolfenbüttel Research Network, the emphasis on medieval and early modern research is to be further expanded and the library is to be given a higher profile as a research and research infrastructure institution with regard to developments in the digital humanities.

Herder Institute for Historical Research on Eastern Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association

The Herder Institute for Historical Research on Eastern Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association is an internationally renowned center for research on East Central Europe. In the context of the Leibniz Association's expertise in Eastern Europe, which has been significantly expanded since 2017, the Herder Institute, as a scientific infrastructure institution with its own infrastructure offers and unparalleled collections, has meanwhile acquired an important profile and a unique selling point.

With its research, knowledge transfer, documentation and digitization departments, the Herder Institute supports a wide range of scientific activities on the historical and cultural development of Eastern Central Europe. The focus of interest is on Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. An important concern is the joint exploration of the interrelation of this core region with its neighbors (especially Germany, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus and
Russia) in a pan-European comparative context. The guidelines of the conceptual work are the numerous interrelationships in and with East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the present as well as the history and cultural heritage of German-speaking groups and minorities in the region. For several years now, the Digital Humanities have been an increasing focus of the institute's work, both in the area of the development of digital and social infrastructures as well as in research and career advancement.

Within the framework of DARIAH-DE, the Herder Institute is involved in the planning and organization of events as well as consulting services for research data management.

Leibniz Institute of European History

The interdisciplinary research of the non-university research institute Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz investigates the integrating and antagonistic forces in religion and politics that have shaped the (geographical) continent and (cultural) context of meaning of 'Europe' over the centuries. The IEG combines its competences in scientific theology and history with the expertise of other historical disciplines through numerous international collaborations. The IEG intensively pursues and accompanies the training of young scholars in the historically working humanities. With its network of collaborative research, the IEG feels congenially committed to the objectives of DARIAH-DE.

Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK) and the University of Karlsruhe, and is one of the largest research institutions in Germany with approximately 8,000 employees. In addition to the broad research spectrum in "Energy", "Climate and Environment", "Key Technologies" and "Structure of Matter", KIT creates a broad scientific and technical infrastructure for interdisciplinary research. This includes large scientific facilities for both internal and external users, e.g. the Grid Computing Centre GridKa as national Tier 1 for particle physics, KIT's contributions to the international Pierre Auger Laboratory for Astrophysics in Argentina, the Karlsruhe Tritium Laboratory for the European fusion program and the synchrotron radiation source ANKA. A new "Large Scale Data Facility" (LSDF) is being set up with the aim of becoming one of the most important centres for the processing and sustainable storage of large-scale experimental, observation and measurement data in Europe. The focus is on the direct support of data-intensive experiments and applications with data throughputs in the multi-digit terabyte range per day. At KIT, two institutes are significantly involved in the establishment of the LSDF: The Steinbuch Center for Computing (SCC) in the establishment and provision of infrastructure and services and the Institute for Process Data Processing and Electronics (IPE) in data organization, software development and connection of scientific communities.

Max Weber Stiftung

The Max Weber Foundation - German Humanities Institutes Abroad promotes research with a focus on the fields of history, cultural studies, economics and social sciences in selected countries as well as mutual understanding between Germany and these countries. To this end, it maintains ten institutes abroad, for which it operates the electronic publication platform The aim of is to intensify and further develop scientific communication by providing research funds in the form of literature, sources and databases. The publication environment is committed to the Open Access principle of promoting free scientific exchange.

As basic research is a special concern of the Max Weber Foundation, increasingly provides database solutions for the presentation of source editions. The focus here is not only on the processing of primary research data, but also on the conception of virtual working environments for the contemporary development of scientific results and their provision in sustainable research infrastructures. The Max Weber Foundation is therefore particularly committed to the DARIAH-DE topics Institutionalization and Scientific Collections.

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg – Fakultät für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Angewandte Informatik – Lehrstuhl für Medieninformatik

Characteristic for the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg is its disciplinary profile, which focuses on the humanities, cultural sciences, and human and social sciences. The University expanded its subject structure in 2001 with the newest faculty, Business Informatics and Applied Computer Science, which was conceived as a cross-sectional faculty. Applied Computer Science in Bamberg has a clear focus on applications in the humanities and cultural sciences.

The Chair of Media Informatics focuses on aspects such as media technology, media design, media development, media use and in particular media management and media retrieval. It has attained nationally and international n recognition in the field of Information Retrieval (IR), focusing on the text search and on the search for other media objects as well as on the distributed IR.

Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Institut für deutsch-jüdische Geschichte an der Universität Duisburg-Essen

The Salomon Ludwig Steinheim Institute is a non-university research institution for the history, culture and religion of Jews in German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present. Interdisciplinary, multilingual and globally active, the Insitute depends on the interoperability and longterm archiving of its data (realia, images, inscriptions, manuscripts, prints).

The STI is therefore very interested in standardized workflows, collaborative tools (TextGridLab, Geo-Browser) and digital collection projects (Athena Plus, TextGridRep) as well as the further development of the epigraphic platform "epidat". The Steinheim Institute is a founding member of the TextGrid Association.

Göttingen State and University Library

The Göttingen State and University Library (SUB) is one of the largest academic university libraries in Germany. In addition to its core task of providing the University of Göttingen with literature and information on a national and international scale, it performs numerous tasks in the field of information management and the development of digital services that go far beyond classical library work. The SUB does not see itself explicitly as an administrator of information resources, but actively prepares knowledge and offers tools to support the scientific process.

Technische Universität Darmstadt – Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft und Institut für Philosophie

Das Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft hat seit 15 Jahren einen Schwerpunkt in den Digital Humanities aufgebaut. Die Germanistische Computerphilologie, deren VertreterInnen u.a. zu den MitinitiatorInnen von TextGrid gehören, wurde mit der Umwidmungen und Neubesetzungen in der Korpuslinguistik und der Digitalen Literaturwissenschaft zu einem Cluster Digitale Philologie erweitert. Zum seit 2005 akkreditierten Masterstudiengang Linguistic and Literary Computing wird seit 2015 der (Joint) Bachelorstudiengang Digital Philology angeboten. Am Institut für Philosophie der TU Darmstadt werden seit 2002 kontinuierlich Projekte im Bereich E-Learning und E-Wissensarbeit durchgeführt, dies u.a. gemeinsam mit der Computerphilologie und der Informatik im Rahmen des DFG GK 1223 und GK 1343 und der Graduiertenkolleggruppe Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature (KDSL). Kooperationen mit verschiedenen Fachgebieten im Fachbereich Informatik, Beziehungen zum Bereich Medienpädagogik, zur Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek sowie zum Hochschulrechenzentrum und zum „Kompetenzzentrum Hochleistungsrechnen“ der TU Darmstadt zeigen die gute Vernetzung innerhalb der TU. Die beiden Institute bündeln Kompetenzen zum nachhaltigen Aufbau gegenwartssprachlicher und historischer Korpora, digitaler Editionen und Wörterbücher sowie innovativer Methoden zur dynamischen Erschließung von Text- und Wissensbeständen. Ferner bestehen Kooperationsverbindungen zum Frankfurt-Darmstädter eHumanities-Zentrum CEDIFOR (Mitgliedschaft im Direktorium) sowie zum  2015 gegründeten Mainzer Zentrum für Digitalität in den Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften (mainzed).

Trier University

The University of Trier has a long tradition in teaching and research in the Digital Humanities. The Trier Center for Digital Humanities, one of the first competence centers for electronic indexing and publication processes in the humanities in Germany, researches, among other things, the creation, indexing and analysis of data in the humanities and cultural sciences. In addition to the question of how cultural artefacts such as books, pictures and sculptures can be appropriately digitized, edited and published, innovative methods for the indexing, analysis and interpretation of such data are also being developed.

Within the framework of DARIAH-DE, the University of Trier is involved in the supervision and review of various types of relevant publications as well as events on the Digital Humanities.

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg – Lehrstuhl für Computerphilologie und Neuere Deutsche Literaturgeschichte

The Chair of Modern German Literary History and Computer Philology bridges the gap between literary studies and the newly established "Digital Humanities" course. Digital editions and the (further) development of corpus-based research methods for literary studies represent an important research focus. Due to the participation in the development of TextGrid there is experience with a large project. International cooperation experience exists due to the long-term participation in the development of the TEI Guidelines.

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