CLARIN centre list

CLARIN Centres in the Netherlands

CLARIN-NL aims to set up Centres in order to provide persistency of data, services and tools in a standardized way. At this time, there are two different types of CLARIN Centres:

  • First of all, there are ‘full’ CLARIN Centres  offering various types of services to the research community. Full Centres will host their own data and tools as well as those from “other parties”. These Centres take care for the sustainability of data and tools and the permanent access to them. More information on the full CLARIN Centres can be found in this document. Moreover, there is a Short Guide on CLARIN centres. A number of organizations intend to become a full CLARIN Centre and are working towards this status, but at this moment (May 2014) there are 4 officially recognized CLARIN Centres.
  • Secondly there are the CLARIN data provider centres, they contribute data in a CLARIN compatible manner but since they are primarily often involved in other domains, they do not need to fulfill all other requirements asked of a full CLARIN centre.
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DANS promotes sustained access to digital research data and encourages researchers to archive and reuse data in a sustained manner, e.g. through the online archiving system EASY ( DANS also provides access, via (, to thousands of scientific datasets, e-publications and other research information in the Netherlands. DANS is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation f...
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The Digital Library of Dutch Literature (DBNL) provides
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NIBG) is responsible for the long-term preservation of Dutch audiovisual heritage as defined by the Dutch government. As a CLARIN data provider, NIBG currently gives access to the "Academia collection" in a CLARIN compatible way.
Royal Library
The Royal Library (KB) is the national library of the Netherlands.

UBU - Utrecht University Library

The UBU provides all services that are to be expected from a University Library and recently it has also started to consider the possibilities of storing research data and the collaboration of University Libraries within research infrastructures. This has led to the involvement of UBU with the CLARIN NL project.

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Huygens ING
Huygens Institute for Netherlands History aims to make the expertise of humanities researchers collaborate closely with specialists in e-Humanities.It consciously sustains traditional humaniora expertise and accommodate historians and textual scholars for all periods. It is the largest humanities research institute in the Netherlands and part of the KNAW and arose from the combination of the Huygens Institute and the Institute for the History of the Netherlands (ING).
Meertens Institute
The Meertens Institute is an institute of the Royal Netherlands' Academy of Arts and Sciences. It was founded in 1932 as a bureau for the documentation of Dutch dialects. In later years, Dutch ethnology and onomastics have been included in the documentative tasks of the institute. At this moment, the Meertens Institute is primarily a research institute with substantial collections in the fields of language variation, European ethnology and onomastics.
MPI for Psycholinguistics
The Language Archive, hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI), is one of the leading centres worldwide for archiving multimedia/multimodal language resources covering many linguistic data types such as multimedia annotations, multimedia lexica, grammar descriptions etc. (
The Dutch Language Institute (the former Institute for Dutch Lexicology)
The Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal (or Dutch Language Institute) is the place for anyone who wants to know anything about the Dutch language through the centuries.