Since 2021 the Data and Service Center for the Humanities DaSCH is a Swiss national data infrastructure that is primarily funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Its main task is to operate a platform for humanities research data that ensures long-term access to this data, the DaSCH Service Platform (DSP). Furthermore, the linking of data with other databases is promoted (linked open data), in order to create added value for further research and the interested public.
In addition to the repository, DaSCH also offers other services (support and training) and tools for researchers to assist them with research data life cycle management. The services of DaSCH are best suited for research projects with mainly qualitative data.
Furthermore, DARIAH’s activities in Switzerland are coordinated by DaSCH and DaSCH is acting as DARIAH-CH Coordination Office.