The UK joined the CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium as an Observer in July. The Arts and Humanities Research Council, in cooperation with ESRC, STFC and JISC, made the application on behalf of the UK government, and will work closely with the CLARIN-UK consortium to monitor the benefits to the national community. The goals of CLARIN are to share digital language data, tools and expertise in support of research across the humanities and social sciences. The AHRC made the following announcement today:
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The CLARIN-UK consortium currently has eleven member research institutions, including centres of expertise in language resources and tools from the British Library, the Universities of  Birmingham, Coventry, Glasgow, Lancaster, Leeds, London (SOAS), Newcastle, Oxford, Sheffield, and Wolverhampton.