OPERAS receives funding for European discovery solution TRIPLE
The European Commission will finance the project TRIPLE (Targeting Researchers through Innovative Practices and multiLingual Exploration) under the Horizon 2020 framework with approx. 5,6 million Euros for a duration of 42 months. TRIPLE will be a dedicated service of the OPERAS research infrastructure and will become a strong service in the EOSC marketplace. TRIPLE will help social sciences and humanities (SSH) research in Europe to gain visibility, to be more efficient and effective, to improve its reuse within the SSH and beyond, and to dramatically increase its societal impact. Work is expected to start this fall.
SSH research is divided across a wide array of disciplines and languages. While this specialization makes it possible to investigate the extensive variety of SSH topics, it also leads to a fragmentation that prevents SSH research from reaching its full potential. Use and reuse of SSH research is low, interdisciplinary collaboration possibilities are often missed, and as a result, the societal impact is limited.
TRIPLE, the European discovery solution, addresses these issues: it enables researchers to discover and reuse SSH data, but also other researchers and projects across disciplinary and language boundaries. It provides all necessary means to build interdisciplinary projects and to develop large-scale scientific missions. It will thus increase the economic and societal impacts of SSH resources.
TRIPLE develops a full multilingual and multicultural solution for the appropriation of SSH resources. The TRIPLE platform will provide a 360° discovery experience thanks to linked exploration provided by the Isidore search engine developed by CNRS and a coherent solution providing innovative tools to support research (visualisation, annotation, trust building system, crowdfunding, social network and recommender system). TRIPLE imagines new ways to conduct, connect and discover research; it will promote cultural diversity inside Europe; it will support scientific, industrial and societal applications of SSH science; it will connect researchers and projects with other stakeholders: citizens, policy makers, companies, enabling them to take part in research projects or to answer to some of their issues.
The project has a consortium of 18 partners from 12 European countries:
- CESSDA ERIC – NO
- CLARIN ERIC – NL
- CNR – IT
- CNRS (Huma-Num and OpenEdition) – FR
- Coimbra University – PT
- DARIAH ERIC – FR
- EGI – NL
- EKT – EL
- IBL PAN – PL
- Know-Center – AT
- Lexical Computing – CZ
- Max Weber Stiftung – DE
- MEOH – BE
- Net7 – IT
- Nuromedia – DE
- OAPEN – NL
- Open Knowledge Maps – AT
- The University Court of the University of Abertay Dundee – UK
TRIPLE will be coordinated by Suzanne Dumouchel (Huma-Num), Co-coordinator of OPERAS and DARIAH Partnerships and Public Affairs Officer.
For more information, please contact Suzanne Dumouchel (suzanne.dumouchel[at]huma-num.fr).