The National DARIAH Coordination Office Switzerland officially joined DARIAH ERIC as Observer on January 1, 2021. Before joining nationally, Switzerland participated in DARIAH through a number of institutions that joined with the status of Cooperating Partners. In November 2020, the General Assembly of the DARIAH ERIC voted unanimously to accept Switzerland’s application for the status of Observer in the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities for a period of three years.

DARIAH’s activities in Switzerland are coordinated by DaSCH and is acting as DARIAH-CH Coordination Office. Dr. Marco Menna, Director of DaSCH, is acting as National Representative and National Coordinator for DARIAH and is coordinating the DARIAH requests for Switzerland.