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The Institute of Literary Research among the creators of European science platform

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Creating a social sciences and humanities platform that will improve communication between researchers is the goal of the TRIPLE project, which has been awarded EUR 5.6 million from the Horizon 2020 program. The Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research PAS will participate in creating the platform.

The TRIPLE (Targeting Researchers through Innovative Practices and multiLingual Exploration) platform will be created by the international consortium OPERAS, which promotes open communication between researchers specialising in social sciences and humanities. The consortium received EUR 5.6 million from the Horizon 2020 programme for the project.

The objective of the TRIPLE project is to increase visibility of social and humanistic research and facilitate cooperation between representatives of these disciplines.

"Representatives of social sciences and humanities from European countries use different research methods, have different national languages, multifaceted interests. The project has been created in response to the challenges they face. The wide range of research topics and methodologies within these fields is their unquestionable advantage, but at the same time poses difficulties with regard to information flow or cooperation between scientists from different disciplines. As a result, humanistic and social research results are harder to access and less used, which also translates into their lower social impact" - representatives of the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences explain in a press release.

The project participants will create a multilingual and multicultural platform for representatives of social sciences and humanities. It will allow them to exchange information about their activities and projects, search for scientific materials and analyse data published in different languages. The creators of the platform also hope that it will facilitate establishing cooperation between the academic world and non-academic environments.

TRIPLE will be part of a larger whole - research infrastructure prepared by the members of the OPERAS consortium. This infrastructure will be linked to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) project initiated by the European Commission - a database that meets the objectives of open science.

Work on TRIPLE will start in autumn and continue for 3.5 years. 18 institutions from 12 European countries will participate in the project.

PAP - Science in Poland, Katarzyna Florencka

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