The Humanities Lab corpus offers secure, long-term storage of structured digital research data. Furthermore, the corpus can function as a collaborative workspace, where a group of researchers can download, edit, and upload data and metadata.
Metadata are publicly visible, browsable and searchable through the corpus browser, while the data themselves are password-protected. With this setup, other researchers can read about data that may be of significance for them and then contact the responsible researchers and ask for permission to access these data. (See the User Info for more information.)
The software behind the corpus server is developed within The Language Archive (TLA) (link, opens in new window) at Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The freely available tools include ELAN (new window) for time-aligned annotation and transcribing of audio and video material, and Arbil (new window) for adding and editing metadata about the data uploaded to the corpus.
The Lab is a Knowledge Centre in the national consortium SWE-CLARIN, itself a part of CLARIN, a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) devoted to developing language technology (LT) and language resources as e-science.