Open – Connective – Sustainable

Open – Connective – Sustainable

AGATE: A Community Driven Digital Infrastructure for SSH Research(ers) at the European Academies


On 16 January 2017, more than 50 participants from twelve countries joined the second workshop of the project “Elaboration of a Concept for a European Academies Internet Gateway (AGATE)”, coordinated by the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, titled “Open – Connective – Sustainable, AGATE: A Community Driven Digital Infrastructure for SSH Research(ers) at the European Academies” in Berlin. Among the participants there were SSH researchers, ICT experts and digital librarians and archivists from a large number of European academies, e.g. the Swedish, Polish and Austrian Academy of Sciences, further research institutions both in Germany and abroad and representatives from European research infrastructures.

In the course of the workshop, the technical, social and organizational features of the concept for a European Academies Internet Gateway (AGATE) were presented and discussed in the form of an open peer review. This format included presentations by the project staff introducing the respective parts of the AGATE concept, each followed by a comment of an external expert and an open discussion with the participants. Moreover, an infrastructure café, in which representatives from CLARIN, DARIAH, euroCRIS and OpenAire presented their respective organisations, turned out to be a successful format for discussions. In a final session, the further development of the concept within the framework of a H2020 application was put up for discussion.

For the workshop invitation, please see DHd Blog, the programme can be found here. A detailed workshop report (in German) has been published at H-Soz-Kult.

More detailed information about the project can be foundhere. For additional information, please contact the Scientific Coordinator of the project Dr. Ulrike Wuttke.

Presentation slides of the workshop "Open – Connective – Sustainable. AGATE: A Community Driven Digital Infrastructure for SSH Research(ers) at the European Academies":


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