Join our community

  • Are you a cultural Institution engaged in digital preservation activities?
  • Are you an Academic and Research Institution, a public or private publisher active in digital preservation?
  • Are you an e-Infrastructure provider or an e-Infrastructures Research Organization?
  • Are you a programme owner, SME,  company of  creative industry,  R&D institution?
  • Are you interested in digital preservation activities and in being part of the DCH-RP network?

DCH-RP is open to collaborate with experts, Institutions, e-Infrastructure,  and in liaison with other projects who are interested to establish a close cooperation in order to achieve the respective objectives.

Contact us at: illustrating your competences and interests. You will receive an invitation to  sign a Cooperation Agreement from the project's coordinator.

If you cooperate in the DCH-RP project you have the right to:

  • Participate in the DCH-RP National Working Group, if existing, in your country.
  • Participate to the debate of the Working groups and be in the DCH-RP mailing list.
  • Be invited to conferences, international workshops and technical meetings organised by DCH-RP.
  • Have access to the DCH-RP deliverables, technical reports and other materials produced by the project in the frame of the scope of the DCH-RP initiative.
  • Participate  in dissemination and training activities.
  • Participate in the execution of  the Proof of Concepts to implement and validate the concepts established in the Preservation Roadmap for Preservation.

Choose the form of cooperation which best fits your interests!

Which are the benefits?

  • Be  part of a Digital Cultural Heritage network of common interest towards a preservation infrastructure for DCH
  • Be  part of an International community related to digital preservation in the DCH sector and e-Infrastructures based research in the digital preservation field.
  • Be in liaison with international organisations and federation of infrastructures.
  • Be stimulated in the use of e-Infrastructures for addressing the service of  long-term digital preservation.
  • Be invited to conferences and international workshops organized by DCH-RP.
  • Have access to the DCH-RP  deliverables, technical reports and other materials produced by the project in the frame of the scope of the Linked Heritage initiative.
  • Be stimulated in the use of e-Infrastructures by the DCH community, addressing the key  service of long-term digital preservation.
  • Participate in dissemination and training activities
  • Start to  work towards an Open Science Infrastructure for Digital Cultural Heritage in 2020.

Cooperation with other Institutions

Download the Cooperation Agreement (PDF, 194 kb).

Cooperation with other Projects

Download the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) (PDF, 79 kb)

Two copies of the Agreement or MoU should be sent to the project coordinator, with the data and signatures of the representative of cooperating Institution or Project.

After the coordinator's signature, one copy will be sent back to the new cooperating Institution or Project.

For any further information, please contact the project coordinator at:

Cooperation Agreements and MoU already signed


  • Consortium GARR
  • Marciana Library of Venice
  • National Library of Florence


  • Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports. General Secretariat for Culture


  • Linked Heritage
  • OpenAIRE

DCH-RP Community Members

  • Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre – (TAIWAN)
  • University of Stuttgart – (GERMANY)
  • Estonian Educational and Research Network (EENET) – (ESTONIA)
  • Red Nacional Academica de Tecnologia Avanzada (RENATA) – (COLOMBIA)
  • National Archives of Malawi – (MALAWI)
  • The Library Council – (IRELAND)
  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) – (SPAIN)
  • Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (HMC) – (GREECE)
  • Spanish National Grid Iniziative (ES-NGI) – (SPAIN)
  • Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia (IPCHS) – (SLOVENIA)
  • Ministry of National Resources of Hungary – (HUNGARY)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) – (INDIA)
  • CSC-IT Centre for Science – (FINLAND)
  • Central Library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (CL-BAS) – (BULGARIA)
  • Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze (BNCF) – (ITALY)
  • Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Roma (BNCR) – (ITALY)
  • Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana (BNM) – (ITALY)
  • Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) – (ITALY)
  • Generalitat de Catalunya (GENCAT) – (SPAIN)
  • State Agency Culture Information Systems (KIS) – (LATVIA)
  • Stiftung Preubischer Kuitubesitz (SPK) – (GERMANY)
  • Royal Museums of Art and History (KMKG-MRAH) – (BELGIUM)
  • World Digital Library – Library of Congress (WDL) – (USA)
  • Russian committee for UNESCO – (RUSSIA)
  • National Library and Information System (NALIS) – (BULGARIA)
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) – (UK)
  • Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) – (SWITZERLAND)
  • University of Malaya – (MALAYSIA)
  • National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics (NICKHEF) – (THE NETHERLANDS)
  • Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) – (THE NETHERLANDS)
  • Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) – (THE NETHERLANDS)
  • Forschungsinstitut für Telekommunikation und Kooperation e.V. (FKT) – (GERMANY)
  • Engineering Spa (ENG) – (ITALY)
  • European Space Agency (ESA) – (FRANCE)
  • Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) – (FRANCE)
  • Austrian Institute Of Technology (AIT) – (AUSTRIA)
  • Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KL) – (THE NETHERLANDS)
  • Universidad de Alicante (UA) – (SPAIN)
  • Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) – (ARAB COUNTRIES)
  • Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas (RedCLARA) – (LATIN AMERICA)
  • Meraka Institute (MERAKA) – (SUB-SAHARIAN AFRICA)
  • Ubuntunet Alliance- (SUB-SAHARIAN AFRICA)
  • Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) – (CHINA)
  • Beihang University (BUAA) – (CHINA)
  • Peking University (PKU) – (CHINA)
  • Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Science (CNIC) – (CHINA)
  • National Informatics Centre (NIC) – (INDIA)
  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) – (INDIA)
  • Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC) – (SOUTH-EAST ASIA)
  • Mexican Research & Education Network (CUDI) – (MEXICO)
  • National Széchényi Library (OSZK) – (HUNGARY)
  • Higher Education Authority (HEA) – (IRELAND)
  • EGI Federated Clouds Task Force
  • Conservation Centre KANUT (KANUT) – (Estonia)
  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) – (France)
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – (France)
  • Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum (PIM) – (Hungary)
  • Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) – (Sweden)
  • – Cultuur, Jeugd, Sport en Media (Belgium)
  • Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) – (France)
  • Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) – (UK)
  • Max Communications – (UK)
  • Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (CFWB) – (Belgium)
  • Orange SA – (France)
  • Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (KBR) – (Belgium)
  • Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA) – (Belgium)
  • IRI – Centre Pompidou (IRI) – (France)
  • Science Museum (SM) – (UK)
  • Magyar Országos Levéltár (MOL) – (Hungary)
  • Royal Irish Academy (RIA) – (Ireland)
  • Packed vzw (PACKED) – (Belgium)
  • TownsWeb Archiving Ltd (TWA) – (UK)
  • Statens Maritima Museer (SMM) – (Sweden)
  • Tekniska Museet (TM) – (Sweden)
  • Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet (NRM) – (Sweden)
  • Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland (DEN) – (The Netherlands)
  • Världskulturmuseerna (SMVK) – (Sweden)
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) – (France)
  • Magyar Nemzeti Digitális Archívum (MaNDA) – (Hungary)
  • Le Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) – (France)
  • Szépművészeti Múzeum (SM) – (Hungary)
  • Arkitekturmuseet (AM) – (Sweden)
  • Hallwylska Museet (HM) – (Sweden)
  • Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (UPARIS10) – (France)
  • Wordsworth Trust (WT) – (UK)
  • Institut des Grilles du CNRS (IdGrilles) – (France)