A community of communities

The DIGHUMLAB infrastructure was originally since 2012 based on several research communities. Most of these have been closed down and other communities have been established, building on the work and experiences of these original communities. 


NetLab would obtain stable copies of web materials in versions useful to specific research. Materials could come from a web archive or from the online web


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

KB Labs

KB Labs combine the library’s digital cultural heritage collections and research with the newest methods within machine learning.



VILA supported research into embodied human interaction in a wide range of environments and with a focus on (social) cognition, learning and design is an online platform offering access to a large archive of Danish radio and TV programmes and associated materials from the 1930s to today

Active communities

The DIGHUMLAB infrastructure was also the node of and the representing entity, mandated by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education the international communities Clarin and Dariah. And the Danish-RSE network was established from the  collaborative activities between the DIGHUMLAB partners.


CLARIN is a European research infrastructure providing easy and sustainable access to digital language resources and tools

Danish RSE

Danish RSE is a community consisting of research software engineers from the Danish universities. Danish RSE specialises in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)


DARIAH-DK is the Danish branch of the DARIAH ERIC - a network to enhance and support digitally enabled research and teaching across the arts and humanities


DIGHUMLAB is a national consortium of five institutions:

All institutions share a common mission, vision and values that all revolve around promoting access to digital research resources, developing research tools and education and strengthening ties to international networks.

DIGHUMLAB is the preferred community in Denmark for:

– Inspiration and personal support for digitally enabled research
activities within the humanities and the social sciences

– Recommendations for and access to tools and data

To enhance and facilitate digital research activities within the humanities and the social sciences in Denmark.

To contribute to greater interdisciplinary cooperation, widespread knowledge transfer and global orientation as well as increased internationalisation of both research and education.

Research driven – to ensure relevance of tools, data and related activities

Accessible and Usable – to ensure uptake and provide access to digital facilities and online materials

Open – to allow others to do research based on digital tools and data supported by DIGHUMLAB

Excellent – to allow researchers to perform cutting edge research

Inspirational – to demonstrate the potential of digital methods and activities

Ethical – to assist on how to conduct ethical digital research

Sustainable – to give stability

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Digital Humanities Lab Denmark

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