Standardization Survival Kit 1.0 launches today

Standardization Survival Kit 1.0 launches today
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“What is the most common practice for the creation of a Humanities research metadata set?”

“Which factors do I need to take into account when making a digital replica of a textual work, or a 3D object?”

“How to perform a statistical analysis on historical data?”

Now that the first version of the Standardization Survival Kit (SSK) is live, these are questions the application can help you tackle! Through a collection of research scenarios, you can learn which digital methods you can use and which standards you can apply. Step by step, the research scenarios illustrate the relevant methods and standards for your digital history, archaeology or linguistic research or, for example, how to conduct a material assessment within the cultural heritage field.

At the start of the PARTHENOS project, standards were identified as one of the key areas of focus. While the use of standards has the potential to enhance the interoperability and the sustainability of research data significantly, knowledge about their concrete use is limited. This can be partly attributed to the lack of a central source of knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences domains. With the release of the first version of the SSK, this is a gap PARTHENOS is now addressing.

The current form of the application is the result of a complex development process. Over the past three years, we have been very busy identifying the requirements and relevant standards per discipline, building the technical infrastructure and user design of the SSK, working on research scenarios and testing the first version of the application with digital humanities researchers. This first release is the resulting tool you can use today. Moreover, over the next months the SSK will be further enhanced with additional research scenarios,  a contribution interface, users accounts and much more. PARTHENOS will also be running training sessions on the SSK for first time users.

Which is why we are glad to hear your thoughts! Please let us know what you think and send an email to: For the future development of the SSK, your feedback is invaluable.

Lastly, we hope you will enjoy the SSK and find it of use in your work!