The DESIR (DARIAH-ERIC Sustainability Refined) project sets out to strengthen the sustainability of DARIAH and firmly establish it as a long-term leader and partner within arts and humanities communities. By DESIR’s definition, sustainability is an evolving 6-dimensional process, divided into the following challenges:
Dissemination: DESIR will organise a series dissemination events, including workshops in the US and Australia, to promote DARIAH tools and services and initiative collaborations.
Growth: DESIR sets out to prepare the ground for establishing DARIAH membership in six new countries: the UK, Finland, Spain, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Israel.
Technology: DESIR will widen the DARIAH research infrastructure, vital for DARIAH’s longterm sustainability, in three areas,: entity-based search, scholarly content management and visualization and text analytic services.
Robustness: DESIR will make DARIAH’s organizational structure and governance fit for the future and develop a detailed business plan and marketing strategy.
Trust: DESIR will measure the acceptance of DARIAH, especially in new communities, and define mechanisms to support trust and confidence in DARIAH.
Education: Through training and teaching, DESIR will promote the use of DARIAH tools and services.
The DESIR project is led by DARIAH-EU and includes 15 partners from 12 countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.) It is funded as a Coordination and Support Action (INFRADEV-03-2016-2017) under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructure's Programme.