The Humanities Lab is a research infrastructure as defined by the Research Council, i.e. it must :
- enable research of the highest scientific quality
- be openly accessible primarily to researchers, but also to the business sector, the public sector, and other relevant actors.
- create clear national added value
- have long-term plans for the scientific operation and its development
- take long-term responsibility for management and control, funding, competence accumulation and development of the operation
- contribute to societal development, for example by enabling research that addresses issues relating to societal challenges.
The Humanities Lab sorts under the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology. It is led by a steering committee headed by the lab director.