This section introduces Research Infrastructures (RIs) to researchers and managers, a set of ‘101’ modules aimed at the Humanities. Further resources apply to specific common aspects of RIs, such as Virtual Research Environments.

Title Description Source (URL) Type Level
Introduction to Research Infrastructures Provides a basic definition of a Research Infrastructure, covering key aspects such as sustainability and interoperability as well as issues concerning RIS in the Humanities. PARTHENOS Training Suite Training modules: text & video Basic
Management Challenges in Research Infrastructures This module will look at some of the key management issues that arise within research infrastructures and key trends and developments in these areas, and how exemplar projects are applying them.  In particular, this module will cover: User Engagement, Communications and Audiences, Sustainability, and the Macro-level issues, including managing the political environment. PARTHENOS Training Suite Training modules: text & video Basic
Collaboration in Research Infrastructures Covers two of the most important collaborative relationships in the digital humanities infrastructure context: between the humanist and the computer scientist, and between the virtual research infrastructure and the traditional knowledge infrastructures, namely the museums, libraries and archives. PARTHENOS Training Suite Training modules: text & video Basic
Virtual Research Environments: An Overview and a Research Agenda This paper describes the main objectives of Virtual Research Environments, the challenges faced and a vision for the future. It serves as a useful introduction to VREs. ResearchGate Scholarly paper (PDF) Basic-Intermediate