Huma-Num is a very large infrastructure (TGIR) aimed at facilitating the digital transition for research in the humanities and social sciences. It is built on a system that brings together the scientific communities in grouped consultation and associates technological resources based around sustainable digital services at the national and European levels. It relies on a large network of partners and operators.


The Huma-Num TGIR promotes the coordination of scientific recommendations, the definition of good technological practices and the co-design of digital services. It does this through consortia that bring together actors from the scientific communities and those in relation with the MSH.

It is also developing a unique technological system for the processing, preservation, access to and interoperability of research data in literature and the humanities and social sciences.

This system is composed of:

In addition, the Huma-Num TGIR offers researchers general guides to "best practices". It can also provide expertise and training on an ad hoc basis.

On a European scale

La TGIR Huma-Num coordonne la participation française dans les dispositifs européens suivants :
  • The Huma-Num TGIR coordinates French participation in the following European schemes:

  • DARIAH,  where the objective is to develop the exchange of data, expertise and services at the European level;
  • CLARIN,  which aims to develop and support research in the specific field of linguistics. It offers long-term solutions and technological services for the deployment, connection, analysis and maintenance of digital language data and tools;
  • OPERAS,  which brings together the main European players in the field of scientific publication in the human and social sciences. French participation in OPERAS is based on a common strategy between OpenEdition and Huma-Num.
The Huma-Num TGIR is supported by a joint services unit involving the CNRS, Aix-Marseille University and the Condorcet Campus. This is headed by Olivier Baude, a University professor, and Stéphane Pouyllau, a CNRS research engineer.