Humanities Research Institute (HRI)

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Director: 
Michael Pidd (HRI Digital Manager)
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Host institution: 
University of Sheffield
About the centre:

The award-winning Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield is one of the leading providers of research and development services for the digital Arts and Humanities. With over 16 years experience, our mission is to support the innovative use of technology within Arts and Humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. We perform a range of activities under the name HRI Digital:

  1. Partnership with internal and external clients on projects in the Arts and Humanities in which there is an ICT component or digital output. This includes:
    • Assistance with project conception and proposal development (incl. specifications such as the AHRC's Technical Appendix).
    • Planning and day-to-day management of your project's data development process.
    • Training research staff in all necessary ICT and data development skills.
    • Development of the digital output, from the prototype to the final deliverable.
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  2. Online publishing services for high-quality Arts and Humanities research resources which need to be peer-reviewed and made freely available to the public.
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  4. Guidance on data development standards for preservation, interoperability and re-use; including recommendations on best practice and feasibility studies.
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  6. Facilitating knowledge exchange between ICT-related research in the Arts and Humanities and businesses within the education, cultural, library information and creative industries.
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  8. Exploring the impact of the digital Arts and Humanities and the relevance of new technologies for delivering next-generation research resources.
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Services provided: 
  • Assistance with project conception and proposal development (incl. specifications such as the AHRC's Technical Appendix).
  • Planning and day-to-day management of your project's data development process.
  • Training research staff in all necessary ICT and data development skills.
  • Development of the digital output, from the prototype to the final deliverable.
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