European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) will support research on heritage interpretation, preservation, documentation and management. It will comprise E-RIHS Headquarters and National Hubs, fixed and mobile national infrastructures of recognized excellence, physically accessible collections/archives and virtually accessible heritage data. Both cultural and natural heritage are addressed: collections, buildings, archaeological sites, digital and intangible heritage. E-RIHS will provide state-of-the-art tools and services to crossdisciplinary research communities advancing understanding and preservation of global heritage. It will provide access to a wide range of cutting-edge scientific infrastructure, methodologies, data and tools, training in the use of these tools, public engagement, access to repositories for standardized data storage, analysis and interpretation. E-RIHS will enable the community to advance heritage science and global access to the distributed infrastructures in a coordinated and streamlined way.
The role of ADS in E-RIHS is write the financial data management policy, which includes understanding the types of costing models in use across the heritage science sector, and its relationship with data preservation and dissemination. ADS is also developing data curation policy for heritage science data, as the application of scientific techniques to heritage materials such as radiocarbon dating or isotope analysis is becoming more and more important across the heritage sector.