Your work will be part of a programme to enhance national data services for arts and humanities, notably the Archaeology Data Service and Oxford Text Archive. These new services will form a family of linked and interoperable trusted data repositories (TDRs) for capture and analysis of arts and humanities research data.
This funding opportunity will support collaborative, research community-led scoping, development and design of future-facing national data services and repositories for the capture and analysis of arts and humanities research data. It will focus on, but not be restricted to, one of the following areas:
- practice research, including visual and performance arts
- large or complex 3D objects, such as architecture
- ‘born-digital’ material, including interactive material such as social media and video games.
Projects must be collaborative and involve a group or consortium of investigators and partners that:
- reflects the breadth of research data generated by the communities the proposed resource will support
- evidences communities’ buy-in and support for the project, both from producers of data and from users.
Projects may include a potentially scalable pilot or prototype.
Costs covered by the funding will include:
- staff time (80% of full economic cost)
- fixed-term or temporary contracts such as research assistance (100% of full economic cost)
- third party professional and technical services such as consultancy (100% of directly incurred costs)
- travel and subsistence, including international (100% of direct costs)
- engagement events and workshops (100% of direct costs)
- materials, equipment, software licences (100% of direct costs)
- design costs, including for digital outputs such as platforms and websites (100% of direct costs).
Anticipated outputs from each funded project should include, but not be restricted to:
- a fully costed specification for the design, build and implementation of a national, discipline or area-specific data service, including capital and resource requirements
- a technical specification including details of compute capability and data storage requirements
- post-construction operational costs for the first five years, including a programme of skills and capacity building for the arts and humanities scholarly community.
Funded projects must commence no later than 18 October 2021 and complete by 31 March 2022.