Who can act as a centre?

Submitted by Dieter Van Uytvanck on 15 July 2009

Can everyone act as a CLARIN centre in the emerging network? No - since centres need to fulfill a number of criteria mentioned in the Requirements Specification Documents. In particular these centres need to make a commitment statement that they will give their services for a defined period of time at a certain service level which is dependent on the type of service. Setting up centres that adhere to these requirements costs money, therefore it is obvious that centres need to have clear funding basis.