The national CLARIN-CH Consortium
The Consortium CLARIN-CH was founded on 18 December 2020 by the universities of Neuchâtel, Bern, Lausanne and Zurich, the Università della Svizzera Italiana, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the Swiss Academy for Social and Human Sciences to coordinate and support the activities of CLARIN in Switzerland. The Universities of Basel and of Geneva joined the Consortium in 2022, and the University of Fribourg in February 2023.
The Consortium agreement stipulates the purpose of the Consortium, its functioning and the members' responsibilities.
Purpose and tasks:
✔️ The Consortium organizes CLARIN-CH in Switzerland.
✔️The Consortium is committed to the participation of Switzerland as an observer or full member of CLARIN ERIC.
✔️The Consortium serves as a forum for the exchange of disciplines and research topics relevant to CLARIN, in particular linguistics and its research infrastructures.
✔️The Consortium supports the activities of CLARIN in Switzerland.
✔️ It maintains the exchange with DARIAH and its national organization in Switzerland.
CLARIN-CH included in the 2023 Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures
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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