Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres

The Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres ( ) is a permanent Committee that reports to the Board of Directors. Its main responsibility is to ensure consistence, coherence and stability of infrastructure services through decisions on implementation as well as coordination between the centres and members.

Its main tasks are:

  • to serve as a forum for CLARIN centres to exchange ideas and experiences
  • to coordinate between CLARIN centres by  discussing and agreeing on measures needed for the implementation of the CLARIN technical infrastructure
  • to review and update the Centre Types Document which was produced in the CLARIN Preparatory Phase
  • to interact with the Centre Assessment Committee on relevant issues
  • to advise the Board of Directors and the National Coordinators’ Forum on any issues deemed relevant for maintaining the quality of the services provided by the CLARIN technical infrastructure.

Every year the SCCTC prepares an overview of the state of the technical infrastructure services for the General Assembly.

CLARIN’s Technical Director will participate in all meeting as a non-voting member and will collaborate with the chair on the preparation of the agenda. The role of the Technical Director will focus on the consistence, coherence and stability of infrastructure services.

All meetings, minutes and documents of the SCCTC can be accessed here.


Jan Hajič
Member Czechia
Leif-Jöran Olsson
Member Sweden
Thomas Eckart
Member Germany
Matej Ďurčo
Member Austria
Riccardo Del Gratta
Member Italy
Simon Gray
Member Denmark
Krista Liin
Member Estonia
Luís Gomes
Member Portugal
Dimitris Galanis
Member Greece
Martin Matthiesen
Chair Finland
Tomasz Naskręt
Member Poland
Etienne Petitjean
Observer France
Roberts Darģis
Member Latvia
Ivan Georgiev
Member Bulgaria
Menzo Windhouwer
Member Netherlands
Andrius Utka
Member Lithuania
Vanja Štefanec
Member Croatia
Langa Khumalo
Observer South Africa
Martin Wynne
Observer United Kingdom
Samúel Thórisson
Observer Iceland
Jesse de Does
Member Belgium
Cyprian Laskowski
Member Slovenia
Hemed Al Ruwehy
Member Norway