DaSCH is the trusted platform and partner for open research data in the Humanities.
DaSCH develops and operates a FAIR long-term repository and a generic virtual research environment for open research data in the humanities in Switzerland. We provide long-term direct access to the data, enable their continuous editing and allow for precise citation of single objects within a dataset. We ensure interoperability with tools used by the Humanities and Cultural Sciences communities and foster the use of standards. The development of our platform happens in close cooperation with these communities. We provide training and advice in the area of research data management, promote open data and the use of standards.
DaSCH is the coordinating institution and representative of Switzerland in the European Research Infrastructure Consortium ‘Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities’ (DARIAH ERIC). Within this mandate, we actively engage in community building within Switzerland and abroad.
DaSCH cooperates with national and international organizations and initiatives in order to provide services that are fit for purpose within the broader Swiss open research data landscape and that are coordinated with other institutions such as FORS.
We base our actions on the values reliability, flexibility, appreciation, curiosity, and persistence.
Furthermore, DARIAH’s activities in Switzerland are coordinated by DaSCH and DaSCH is acting as DARIAH-CH Coordination Office.