DIGHUMLAB is a national, distributed research infrastructure that integrates and promotes tools, digital resources, communities, and opportunities to Danish researchers in the humanities and social sciences. If you can’t find what you are looking for – ask our helpdesk


Language-based Materials and Tools

In CLARIN, we provide services for researchers and students who investigate language-based materials, be it in the field of translation, history, political science, literature, classical studies, literature.

CLARIN provides access to language-based materials and tools. CLARIN also offers depositing services: it is easy to upload your own data for sharing with others – and for archiving.

CLARIN stands for “Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure”. CLARIN in Denmark is part of the European Research Infrastructure CLARIN ERIC. In the Danish repository you find various collections of language data: a general language corpus, several collections of language for special purposes, parallel corpora, old Danish texts, etc. CLARIN offers tools to discover, explore, annotate, analyse and combine the datasets. The tools are supported by tutorials and use cases.

As CLARIN is part of a European infrastructure, it also offers access to language data and tools from the other members, see In Denmark CLARIN offers workshops, seminars, PhD-courses, and training courses for scientists. Please contact us if you want to get started, if you want a workshop or a meeting on a specific topic or the like.

Mobile Labs

Experimental labs

Mobile Labs provides help for students and researchers, with recording and editing their data. The physical lab with recording equipment and Mac’s with video editing software is located in Kolding. The workshops are available on demand either in the lab in Kolding or at your location. We provide online tutorials for software we teach in our workshops among others (Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, and CLAN).

We offer access to: recording equiment, editing software, workshops to learn recording and editing, enline tutorials. The services are available for DIGHUMLAB members, that is people from the following institutions: SDU, AAU, AU, KB, SB and KU.

A digital research infrastructure for the study of audio- and audiovisual materialsuntitled1 is an online platform where university researchers, teachers, and students have access to a huge archive of Danish radio and television programme from the State Media Archive. With access to millions of programs and affiliated OCR-scanned pdf-files from 1925 and onwards, users can explore the source material and use it in relation to research, teaching, presentations, exams, student projects etc. is not only a digital archive for radio and television. It also offers various search tools and is a workspace for cooperation in research and teaching. Users can organise, annotate and save collections of digital objects from the archives. They can link directly to the files, share collections with other (groups of) users, and add new information to the data, so the workspace is collectively enriched

Users can access through their institutional WAYF-login, if the institution has a license (see Every Internet user can without login use the search tools and see the metadata but is not able to stream or open the files. is regularly improved and updated with new material. The platform has been through extensive changes through 2015 and a new manual and tutorials have been added in 2016/2017 and are being updated continuously, as the platform improves. Workshops are held, when requested.

If you have problems in relation to the use of, you can contact help desk directly from the platform by clicking on ‘Kontakt’ (contact), or through the address


A digital archive with audiovisual content and newspapers

Mediestream is a digital archive for large collections of Danish newspapers, radio and TV programs as well as commercials.

Free access to Mediestream is provided from a number of PCs at the State and University Library, the Royal Library and the Danish Film Institute. Users from higher educational institutions with a license have free online access to the radio and TV programs and commercials, when logging in trough WAYF. See for details on access.


Research infrastructure for the study of internet materials

Are you a media scholar, a historian, a social scientist, or any other kind of scholar from the humanities or the social sciences who want to study the internet? Then DIGHUMLAB’s research infrastructure for the study of internet materials may be able to help you with approaching the internet, one of the richest and most important sources to modern life of today.

The internet research infrastructure is aimed at scholars and students who study online as well as archived internet materials.

Online studies of the internet could for instance be studies of Facebook users’ profiles and here the tool Digital Footprints may be of great help

As for studies of archived internet materials – for instance the history of a website or of hyperlink networks – the national Danish web archive Netarkivet is part of the research infrastructure The collections in Netarkivet are accessible for researchers and students on masters level (please contact Netarkivet directly for access). The research infrastructure for the study of archived material is being established, and it will consist of a workspace, documentation, text search facilities, and analytical tools.

We offer introductory workshops for researchers who want to study archived web, including web in other web archives than Netarkivet, or who want to archive the web themselves. These workshops are organised at the researchers institution, they are free of charge for DIGHUMLAB members, and a min. of 6 researchers must participate. In addition, we also organise PhD seminars. And, finally, we also give advice to individual researchers or groups of researchers who intend to include archived web in their studies or in grant applications.

The research infrastructure for the study of internet materials can also be an access point to similar international research infrastructures.


Experimental labs

DigHumLab’s experimental labs support research into embodied human interaction in a wide range of environments, and with a focus on (social) cognition, learning, and design. They qualify and support research activities that collect data in the field, i.e. typically outside the university as e.g. patient education in the hospital, play and learning activities inside and outside of pedagogical institutions, mobility behavior in exhibition halls, cooperation between elderly, nursing staff, and robots, learning to drive, project work, fashion design processes and many others.

Although today interactions can be recorded reasonably well with any-state-of-the art smartphone, interaction researchers need more advanced technical and analytic competencies. While some years ago recordings typically were made with one camera, today researchers often record multiple camera- and audio-streams to document interaction from different perspectives. Recording and editing multiple stream audio/video recordings is one of the technical focus areas of the labs.   Another focus is the documentation of mobile interactions, e.g. people driving cars, travelling in bicycle formation or moving together through space in other ways. A third focus is to experiment with and understand how technological innovations can be employed to capture and analyse interaction:  360 degrees cameras have just recently become affordable but need to be tested in the field. Finally, researchers may want to work with all of these data sources in combination with physiological sensors or eye-trackers.

When data have been collected, they need to be converted, compressed, aligned, spliced together, transcribed, hosted to be used and shared by researchers. In many projects (semi) automatic support for analysis is needed to handle large complex data streams. For sustainability those data must be stored in reliable and robust data bases. Development and design of such data storage solutions and analytic tools are equally part of the experiential labs.


Ethical challenges in digital research

DIGETIK is a forum consisting of information on ethical challenges in digital research within the humanities and social sciences.

The vast majority of humanities scholars use digital technologies in relation to their research activities. Be it as archival or data collection tools, publishing channels, research objects, or communications platforms. This usage of digital technologies leads to various ethical considerations – and existing guidelines are not necessarily useful in their current form.

Examples of new ethical questions and challenges related to digital research could be protection of research participants’ privacy, issues related to the distinction between what is perceived as private and public, how or when to obtain informed consent, how to present data associated with publishing, how to store data, how to share data or research results with other researchers, copy right regulations. 

DIGETIK organizes seminars and provides information on digital ethics and best practice in digital research.

The Advisory Board of DIGETIK consists of: Associate Professor Anette Grønning – SDU,  Associate Professor Jette Kofoed – AU, Professor with Special Responsibilities Niels Brügger – AU, Senior Consultant Maj Ragner Laursen – AAU.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Controversy Mapping

  • Represented by Associate Professor Henrik Bødker, Aarhus University
  • Contact: Henrik Bødker

The Digital Archive as Agent

TEI-standard for Digital Publishing