Call for Submissions 'Teaching with CLARIN Call'

To stimulate the uptake of CLARIN resources, tools and services into the curricula of Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines, we are developing a central platform in order to create a sustainable network of CLARIN trainers, to publish training materials in open access, and to share best practices in teaching. Two funding instruments are already in place: the CLARIN Training Network and the Training Suite.

With many courses having moved online, this special call aims to acknowledge and showcase the efforts made by teachers, lecturers and trainers throughout the CLARIN network to meet the current educational needs. 

We welcome submissions of recently developed training materials in any disciplines or topics relevant to CLARIN on the provision that you have used one or more CLARIN resources in the course and refer to it in the syllabus (e.g. tools, corpora, lexica and electronic dictionaries, services made available by a CLARIN centre or repository, or which are part of the central service offer). 

The training materials can be specifically developed for higher education purposes (courses of all levels, intensive courses, including summer schools), but may also be conceived for informal settings (self-taught courses). 

All selected relevant submissions will be showcased at the dedicated session during the CLARIN Annual Conference, and on the CLARIN website as best practices in teaching with CLARIN and as examples suitable for reuse. In addition, three submissions will be selected for the Teaching CLARIN Award and will receive the sum of 350 EUR each. The award ceremony will be hosted during the CLARIN Annual Conference.

Eligible Topics

We particularly welcome submissions on topics that enhance learners’ skills in research methods, as well as data acquisition and management. Courses that provide an introduction to CLARIN at a beginner’s level are also eligible for this call.

CLARIN Core Services
  • The Virtual Language Observatory
  • Federated Content Search
  • Language Resource Switchboard
  • The Virtual Collection Registry

Research Skills

  • Research methods
  • Analytical thinking
  • Project management
  • Research data management
  • Legal and ethical issues.

Data Acquisition Skills

  • Programming
  • Text annotation
  • Text/speech processing
  • Text analytics
  • Data visualisation.

Data Handling  

  • Data repositories
  • Data formats and standards
  • Controlled vocabularies and knowledge representation
  • Statistics
  • Machine learning
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Speech analysis.

Eligibility and Application Procedure

This is a continuous call. Before applying, please take into account the following eligibility criteria: 

  • The call is open to individual proposers as well as teams of proposers irrespective of their institutional context
  • The training material to be submitted should be in such a form that it can be easily accessed by others (e.g. available in a repository and/or university website). Before sharing your training material in open access, we advise you to deposit the materials in a CLARIN centre, training catalogue or public repository so that your training materials receive a unique identifier. In this way, your material can be cited by others
  • The training materials should specify whether they contain linguistic resources hosted by a CLARIN centre, are findable via the Virtual Language Observatory or can be used via the CLARIN Switchboard¬†
  • Materials originally developed in languages other than English must be accompanied by a summary in English¬†
  • Please make sure that you are the copyright holder of the shared material. Any other copyrighted material should be publicly available under a Creative Commons licence.

To apply:

  1. Fill in this online application form
  2. If your course is not yet available online (but you plan to do so by the time the CLARIN conference takes place), please prepare a ZIP file containing the training materials, the application form and a README file with instructions in English for those lecturers or trainers who would like to reuse and adapt your materials
  3. If your course is fully available and accessible online, it is sufficient to fill in the application form and include a README file with instructions in English about the course’s reusability
  4. Email your package to training@clarin.eu. Specify the following text in the subject of your email: ‚ÄėTeaching with CLARIN Call‚Äô.
  5. Deadline for submissions: Applications received by 15 July 2022 will be eligible for the 2022 award and corresponding CLARIN conference session.  

Assessment

A committee of five evaluators, composed of representatives from the CLARIN Training taskforce, the Board of Directors and the User Involvement committee, will evaluate the submissions according to the following criteria:

  • Accessibility and level of reusability in the context of open science / open training
  • Adaptability and modularity
  • Clarity, comprehensibility and readability
  • Content and technical accuracy
  • Appropriateness and relevance for the CLARIN communities.

All training materials submitted to this call that comply with the basic requirements will be showcased in the 'Teaching with CLARIN' section of the CLARIN website and included in the SSH Training Discovery Toolkit

The three highest-ranked contributions will be granted the Teaching with CLARIN Award and will receive the sum of 350 EUR each. The three winners will also be invited to give a short presentation of their training material and teaching experience during a dedicated session at the CLARIN Annual Conference. Additionally, an interview with the winners will be published on the CLARIN YouTube channel.

Conference Attendance

  • For each accepted submission, one teacher/author will be granted¬†reimbursement of travel costs (up to 220 Euros), free accommodation and meals. (In case the epidemiological dynamics allow the conference to take place in the traditional format.). Please note that the number of accepted submissions is limited¬†due to the number of available spots.
  • In case the teacher with¬†accepted submission cannot attend the event, a possibility to present¬†virtually and to attend the award ceremony will be arranged.

Terms and Conditions

  • Participants agree for the submitted materials to be displayed on the CLARIN portal
  • The Teaching with CLARIN award is to be mentioned on your course website(s).