About the "Social Sciences and Humanities Research Infrastructures in Switzerland" initiative

Updated: Sep 13


In spring 2022, a coordination group consisting of the directors of national research infrastructures (RIs) in the SSH, the national coordinators of international SSH RIs with Swiss participation (CESSDA, CLARIN, DARIAH, ESS, SHARE, GGP) and the representatives of the Swiss Academy for the SSH was created.

This working group has started a reflexion in order gather the SSH community and to defend its interests with respect to RIs. This is being done through a series of events and a position paper:

  • The first event, which took place on March 31, 2022, gathered several stakeholders - researchers, representatives of academic and research institutions, the SNSF, SERI and Euresearch. You can find here the slides of the meeting.

  • The second event will take place in January 2023. The idea is to have a full day event, whose objective are to try to learn about concrete infrastructure proposals and to exchange on how we can coordinate and create synergies between different concrete projects. So, in addition to some keynote speakers, there would be slots for different projects presentations. To participate, please fill in the Doodle: https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/eZV8p2we before September 15.

  • The position paper is currently being circulated in the SSH community to collect for support signatures. Download it here to read it. To support it, please fill in this form before September 30.

For more information about the initiative and how to get involved, please write to Dr. Cristina Grisot, Scientific Coordinator of CLARIN-CH or Prof. Dr. Georg Lutz, director of FORS - Swiss Center of Expertise in the Social Sciences.