RESILIENCE creates a unique and interdisciplinary scientific research infrastructure for religious studies. The project is building a high-performance platform that equips researchers with tools and big data, thus enabling high-quality research.

RESILIENCE wants to be the central European resource for curated material for conveying religious theories and religious history. The goal is to establish an infrastructure that not only provides information, but also encourages commitment and further research. The project aims to help integrate IT tools in religious studies by designing user-friendly interfaces that facilitate collaboration, integration and sharing of religious sources. It also challenges national and international academic approaches to the role of religious studies in research and management. RESILIENCE wants to provide access to resources for digitally disadvantaged target groups and at the same time standardize the catalog of libraries, collections and repositories with several filters and tags. The project will also explore future potential.

Work at InfAI

The InfAI is primarily responsible for work package 7 “Sustainable Business Model” and is also involved in work package 4 “Technical requirements, conception and validation”.

With the help of work package 7, RESILIENCE is made future-proof. The goals here include:

  • Gathering research data from the first months of the project (see WP2 / WP3) on topics such as stakeholder requirements, interactions / products / services;
  • The definition of a usage path: How can the results of RESILIENCE be used to achieve the growth of the research infrastructure ?;
  • Researching new solutions for multilingual data management, standardizing metadata and linking open data;
  • The promotion of new religious approaches in general through the publication and use of previously unknown and / or neglected important data;
    Facilitating and facilitating the transfer of knowledge between several religious communities and denominations;
  • Maximizing the impact of RESILIENCE on politics and policy making in the European Union as a whole (e.g. to provide advice on fair religious education in public schools, to attend religious holidays and to celebrate and commemorate events of religious relevance across Europe);
  • The increase in RESILIENCE weight in public through the exchange, training opportunities and advisory activities that the consortium would like to offer;
  • The creation of a sustainable business model (SBM) for the RESILIENCE ecosystem and testing with internal / external stakeholders and
  • Establishing a cost / income plan to ensure sustainable management of RESILIENCE in the first 5 years of preparation / implementation / operation.

Work package 4 focuses on technical requirements, the practical feasibility check and the demonstration of core ideas and component technologies for the implementation of the RI. The main goals are:

  • Planning the conceptual design of the technical infrastructure, including identifying requirements and ensuring core services in a distributed environment;
  • Determining the feasibility of models for best long-term costs and technical sustainability;
  • Testing and demonstrating the feasibility of core components for essential tasks (scientific “primitives”);
  • The expandability of existing solutions to meet the specific needs of religious studies.


Project duration: 01.09.2019 – 31.08.2021


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