About our Service

ARCHE (A Resource Centre for the HumanitiEs) is a service that offers stable and persistent hosting as well as the dissemination of digital research data and resources for the Austrian humanities community. ARCHE welcomes data from all humanities fields.

If you have resources, would like to share them, and want to make sure that the data will be around in the future, contact us. We offer both archiving and online availability for your resources. If needed, we will assist you in converting data and metadata into required formats.

We have prepared a set of policies and information for your reference which you can browse from the navigation menu on the left side.


ARCHE is the successor of a repository project established in 2014 as CLARIN Centre Vienna / Language Resources Portal (CCV/LRP). The mission of CCV/LRP was to provide depositing services and easy and sustainable access to digital language resources created in Austria. ARCHE replaces CCV/LRP and extends its mission by offering an advanced and reliable data management and depositing service open to a broader range of humanities fields in Austria.

ARCHE is jointly funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.

ARCHE is a service offered by ACDH-OeAW, an institutional and national centre of expertise in digital humanities founded with the intention to foster the change towards the digital paradigm in the humanities.

The resources currently available (6 collections with 3689 files) represent merely the first batch of a collection of data that will be extended continuously, but it already gives an impression on the range of humanities fields that are welcome in ARCHE. Have a look at our Collection Policy to find out about the scope of ARCHE.


ARCHE’s primary mission is to provide easy and sustainable access to digital research data and resources for researchers in the humanities. It does this by preserving digital data in the long term, and by promoting the use of open access and open data policies.

To aid researchers in preparing their data for long term preservation, ARCHE offers a set of policies and standards as well as consultancy.

As the successor of the Language Resources Portal (LRP), ARCHE offers language resources as Austria’s connection point to the European network of CLARIN Centres.

ARCHE has embraced the FAIR Data Principles and provides Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable data and metadata.