The Humanities Lab is a research infrastructure as defined by the Research Council (the Research Council's Guide to Infrastructure, 2014), i.e. :
- Research infrastructures constitute necessary tools for conducting research of the highest quality.
- Research infrastructures include facilities, instruments, knowledge bases and services, and are intended for use by researchers or research groups within basic or applied research within all research areas.
- Research infrastructures can be centralised, distributed or virtual, and the infrastructure is made available based on academic assessment criteria