Digital Repository of Ireland


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The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is an interactive, trusted digital repository for social and cultural content held by Irish institutions. By providing a central internet access point and interactive multimedia tools, the DRI facilitates engagement with contemporary and historical data, allowing the public, students, and scholars to research Ireland’s cultural heritage and social life in ways never before possible. As a national digital infrastructure, the DRI is working with a wide range of institutional stakeholders to link together and preserve Ireland’s rich and varied humanities and social science data.

The DRI is also acting as a focal point for digital best practices by collaborating on the development of guidelines, and working to inform national policy on digital preservation and access. The DRI promotes awareness of the benefits of preservation and open access to data, while respecting the importance of ownership, copyright, intellectual property, privacy and confidentiality.

The DRI was launched in 2011, when it received funding from the Irish Government's PRTLI cycle 5 for €5.2M over four years. The Royal Irish Academy is the lead partner in the DRI consortium, which is also composed of the following partners: National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), and National College of Art and Design (NCAD).


For further information about the DRI, and to get in touch with DRI project staff, please visit the website at

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