Join the DC-NET community

DC-NET will bring the relevant institutions and people together. Establishing the community of common interest will support the development of the project and each of its activities and will substantially contribute to the production of a Joint Activities Plan. This will be the starting point of a new phase of integrated research, shared policies and high quality implementations. 

Are you a programme owner?

  • Become member of the ERA-NET.

Are you a cultural institution, research centre, universities, SME?

  • Sign the DC-NET Cooperation Agreement (see below)

Are you interested in DC-NET working group activities?

Which are the benefits?

  • Being part of a new interdisciplinary cross-domain community, which will be at the core of the Digital Cultural Heritage Virtual Research Community;
  • Being able to contribute advice, expertise and ideas to the Joint Research Plan of the European Cultural Ministries in the field of digital cultural heritage;
  • Networking with experts at national and international level: from the new contacts and the circulation of new ideas, many advanced research projects can be expected to emerge;
  • Prticipation in the new forum for coordination of research and implementation in the field of digital cultural heritage, as the operative arm carrying out the Joint Research Plan;
  • Being kept informed on the progress made by digital cultural heritage research and policies internationally;
  • Participation in dissemination and training activities;
  • Being able to use project materials and outcome within academic and professional contexts.

Cooperation agreement

The new participants to DC-NET, both from NREN and e-Infrastructures and from the digital cultural heritage sector, are invited to formally sign a cooperation agreement with the project coordinator, in order to define what and how they commit to contribute to the project, in the frame of the existing Description of Work.

Download the Cooperation Agreement (PDF , 35 kb)(.doc , 104 kb)

DC-NET project, Mrs Rossella Caffo
Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane
Viale Castro Pretorio 105
00185 Roma, Italy

For more information, write to:


Cooperation agreements already signed

  • Belgium, Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis (KMKG)
  • Belgium, Michael Culture
  • Belgium, State Archives
  • Belgium, Royal Museums of Art and History
  • Belgium, Royal Library of Belgium
  • Belgium, Belgian Royal Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Belgium, French Community of Belgium
  • Belgium, Flemish Community
  • Belgium, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science (RBINS)
  • Belgium, Ministère de la Communauté française - Délégation générale àla numérisation du patrimoine
  • Bulgaria, Central Library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Croatia, Ministry of culture of Repubblic of Croatia
  • Cyprus, The Cyprus Research and Educational Foundation/The Cyprus Institute
  • Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos
  • Greece, GR-NET
  • Greece, Information Society S.A.
  • Hungary - Computer and Automation Research Institute - Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Hungary – National Archives of Hungary
  • Ireland, An Chombairle Leabharlanna - The Library Council
  • Italy, Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo (ENEA)
  • Italy, Biblioteca Marciana di Venezia
  • Italy, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
  • Italy, Consorzio Cometa
  • Italy, Consortium GARR, Roma
  • Italy, Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale (CNR - DPC)
  • Italy, Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A Faedo"
  • Italy, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa
  • Italy, Uniroma 1, Dipartimento di Scienze documentarie linguistio-filologiche e geografiche, Roma
  • Italy, Università degli studi di Macerata
  • Italy, Università degli studi di Padova, Centro di ateneo per le biblioteche (CAB)
  • Italy, Università degli studi di Padova, Dipartimento di ingegneria dell'informazione
  • Lithuania, Lithuanian Art Museum
  • Poland, Stowarzyszenie Medzjnarodowe Centrum Zarzodzania Informacja (ICIMSS)
  • Spain, Fundacio i2CAT, Internet Innovacio Digital a Catalunya, Barcelona
  • Spain, Generalitat de Catalunya - Departament de Cultura, Barcelona
  • Sweden, Swedish National Heritage Board
  • United Kingdom, Collection Trusts

Memorandum of understanding (MoU)

The national and international Memorandums of Understanding define the relationships and roles of cultural heritage actors and e-Infrastructures providers within DC-NET.

Download the template of MoU (.doc)

Memorandum of understanding already signed

Between DC-NET and projects

  • DC-NET - e-InfraNET  
  • DC-NET - Indicate
  • DC-NET - Net-Heritage

Between the concerned authority and NREN

  • ICCU - Cometa
  • Estonian Ministry of Culture - EENet
  • Hellenic Ministry of Culture - Information Society (SYZEFXIS)Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism - GR-NET
  • Ministry of Culture for Republic of Slovenia - ARNES
  • Hungarian Ministry of National Resources - National Information Infrastructure Development Institute