Published June 8, 2020 | Version v1
Project deliverable Open

D2.2 Initial Report on Networking and Integration

  • 1. University of York: Archaeology Data Service
  • 1. CARARE
  • 2. PIN


The deliverable reports the work done in Tasks 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6 during the initial 18 months, i.e. period 1 of the project, assessing it and planning the related activities for the second period, i.e. months 19-36. Work done under Task 2.2 has previously been reported under D2.1. The overall objective of WP2 is to “Extend and Support the ARIADNE community”, which is being achieved through physical and online meetings, training events and conferences. There has been a focus on engaging with new partners to bring them rapidly to the same level of awareness as those who participated in the previous project, and a particular aim to extend our coverage in Central and South eastern Europe. We are also working with major associations and international bodies such as the European Archaeological Council (EAC), European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), to help promote a FAIR approach to archaeological data, and to inform strategic policy making. We are targeting archaeological professionals and heritage managers, who may be less aware of ARIADNE than those working in academic and research institutions, but they are responsible for the creation and curation of large quantities of archaeological data. Finally, we are working with our international partners to extend the reach of ARIADNEplus beyond Europe. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic some activities have had to move online but this has not led to any major deviations from the work plan for Workpackage 2, which is on schedule, and may actually provide additional opportunities for reaching wider audiences. In the next work period, we anticipate that the new portal will allow us to demonstrate the benefits of data aggregation according to the enhanced AO-Cat data model, as well as new ARIADNEplus services. Therefore, some activities will also be intensified:

• Special attention will be dedicated to new communities being incorporated in the ARIADNEplus one, such as palaeoanthropology, bio-archaeology and environmental archaeology.

• All partners will be encouraged to hold national and regional ARIADNEplus promotion and training events in their own countries.

• New partners will be more intensively involved through their data aggregation.

• We will seek to recruit more Associate partners, particularly in Southern and Eastern Europe.

• We will promote the benefits of ARIADNEplus to heritage agencies, museum curators, heritage managers, professionals and professionals or SMEs working on excavations.


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D2.2 initial Report on networking and integration.pdf

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