CLARIN – Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure – is a pan-European research infrastructure aiming to render accessible all digital language resources and tools from all over Europe through a single sign-on online environment.
Several Swiss academic institutions have manifested their intention to join CLARIN, first as an Observer member and later as Full member. For this, they have founded the consortium CLARIN-CH on 18 December 2020.
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For this, we formulated four objectives to be reached until 2025:
✅ Obtain Switzerland's CLARIN membership and give Swiss researchers access to the entire CLARIN infrastructure.
✅ Foster the sharing of resources and expertise among the members of the CLARIN-CH community.
✅ Bring together the Swiss community working on language-related issues.
✅ Encourage the initiation of national and international collaborations.
Early 2022, the SNSF evaluated CLARIN-CH in order to consider the strategic importance of the affiliation of Switzerland to CLARIN ERIC. CLARIN and CLARIN-CH received the highest grade in this evaluation. In their report, the SNSF wrote that the participation of CLARIN-CH as a member of the CLARIN consortia is of high strategic relevance. With its broad user base, CLARIN offers access to highly innovative, international and interdisciplinary networks of research communities, working with language related data. CLARIN-CH will strengthen the international cooperation of SSH in Switzerland and provide structural synergies that have been missed so far. Following the recommendation of the SNSF, the State Secretary for Research, Education and Innovation decided to include CLARIN in the 2023 Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures (July 2022) and request the affiliation of Switzerland to CLARIN ERIC (November 2022).
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