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CLARIN is working hard on the construction of its infrastructure. To maintain and enhance some of our central services, the CLARIN ERIC is hiring a Java developer and a Drupal/PHP developer. The application deadline is January 26, 2015.

The exact implementation of these positions is quite flexible: ranging from half-time to full-time. The persons in question could work at a CLARIN centre or via the CLARIN ERIC office (Utrecht or Nijmegen).

Vacancy for CLARIN director

Steven Krauwer has decided to step down as Executive Director of the CLARIN ERIC at the end of his term. Therefore the CLARIN ERIC is looking for a successor. This vacancy is announced on the CLARIN website and the deadline for applying  is now January 6, 2015. Please help us advertise this, and please think about good candidates and encourage them to apply!

Research data should be shared

The Research Council of Norway has for the first time issued a policy and guidelines for open access to publicly funded research data.

Read the report here. For infrastructure efforts, such as CLARIN, it is an important signal that the Research Council of Norway state that no other restrictions on the use for research purposes should apply than those following from confidentiality, privacy or ethical considerations. Hopefully, the new guidelines will encourage even more researchers to make their data available to the research community.

Consortium meeting 2014

Villmarksenteret, Tromsø

Villmarksenteret, Tromsø

The CLARINO consortium meeting 2014 was successfully held in Tromsø on Dec. 1–2 with representatives from all consortium members and our important partner, the National Library of Norway.

NorStore seminar

UNINETT Sigma invites Norwegian researchers to the 1st NorStore Research Data Management training seminar in Oslo on Wednesday 7 January 2015.

TROLLing on video

Laura Janda informs us that the Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics/TROLLing now has a promotional video, explaining why linguists need a place to store and share their data and statistical code.

Nordic cooperation

The University of Copenhagen has been awarded a NordForsk grant for the promotion of Nordic cooperation in the context of CLARIN. The grant will be used mainly to organize Nordic workshops.

Dutch funding for CLARIN and DARIAH infrastructures

CLARIAH, a consortium of Humanities research institutes, is to receive a grant of 12 million euros from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant will fund the development of a digital infrastructure that combines diverse data sets and software tools from various humanities’ disciplines, and to provide user-friendly tools to search through these data sets and make them searchable. Read the short article by Arwin van der Zwan.

LREC 2014

DSC03264Norge var godt representert på LREC 2014 i Reykjavik med 23 deltagere.

Sharing research data

A report commissioned by the Research Council of Norway finds that most researchers are willing to share their research data, but obstacles remain and incentives are needed.