In their Needs inventory of research infrastructure of national interest the Swedish Research Council has classified the application Swedish Humanities Labs, SweHumLabs, as A1. SweHumLabs is a joint venture between LU Humanities Lab and Humlab Umeå aiming to create a national research infrastructure for the Humanities. Out of 69 proposals only 10 were categorised as A1, a grade which means that “the area is considered as having potential to become an infrastructure of national interest and is ready for a call.” The fact that an area has been categorised as A1 is a prerequisite, but not a guarantee, for being included in the next call.
- It is very gratifying that the Research Council recognises the increasing needs for infrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences, says Marianne Gullberg, director of LU Humanities Lab. LU Humanities Lab and Humlab Umeå have complementary competence and expertise, and our long experience of infrastructural work in our disciplines makes us well suited to meet the growing needs for sustained access to technology, digital and e-scientific resources and tools, and to method and data management expertise.
Another application, InfraVis, focusing on scientific visualisation, in which LU Humanities Lab is also a partner, was also categorised as A1.