CLARIN 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 may have only reached C status.
- Secondly, some countries have special class of centres, such as NL that recognises CLARIN data provider centres. These 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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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.
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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. (http://corpus1.mpi.nl).