Research projects and cooperation


In 2017 and 2018 the Institute will participate in the international DARIAH project Cooperation Framework of Digital Infrastructure in the Region − Opportunities and Needs in the Case of Material Concerning Famous People in Science and Culture, which won the call  Cultural Heritage and Humanities Research in 2017. The projects's aim is to discuss the important issues about using digital infrastructure in cultural and scientific communities of the wider region (Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Slovenia), with the special emphasis on data exchange and copyrights, as well as to create the guidelines on the interoperability of digital infrastructures in the region. Besides the Instiute, partners in the project include the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the National and University Library, the Zagreb City Libraries, the State Archive in Varaždin, the Museum of Arts and Crafts, the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, ICARUS HR, ArhivPro d.o.o., the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2017 the Institute joined the project, which was launched in 2016 by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts together with its Library as coordinator, the National and University Library in Zagreb, the Zagreb City Libraries and the State Archive in Varaždin. The project aims at building a thematic portal containing digital material on the leaders of Croatian culture, science, arts and public life from different collection/repositories.


The Institute joined the DARIAH-HR network in 2015, a part of the pan-european Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, DARIAH-EU, which aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research across the humanities and arts.

Together with the Institute of Art History, the Institute signed a contract in 2015 about the implementation of the project Modern and Contemporary Artist Networks, Art Groups and Art Associations − Organisation and Communication Models of Collaborative Art Practices in the 20th and 21st Century Art, financed by the Croatian Science Foundation. For the project's needs, the Institute will ensure the retrieving and use of the digital formats of the Croatian Biographical Lexicon, the Croatian Encyclopaedia of Art and the Lexicon of Art.

Finished projects

Comparative Analysis of Croatian and Slovene Exonyms (2014–2015)

Croatian Biobibliographical Heritage (2008–13)

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Film (2007–13)

Croatian Biobibliographical Heritage (2002–06)

Scientific Terminology of Theology and Sociology and Philosophy of Religion (2002–06)

Encyclopaedias on New Media (2001–02)

Croatian Biobibliographical Heritage (2001–02)

Verification of Croatian Data in Lexicographic Publications (1999–2002)