About CODH

Brief History

On April 1, 2016, Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research in Research Organization of Information and Systems started a preliminary office for Center for Open Data in the Humanities (CODH), and on April 1, 2017, CODH has officially started.

Asanobu KITAMOTO is the director of the center, and National Institute of Informatics and The Institute of Statistical Mathematics are core institutes to be involved in CODH. We will work on the challenges of sharing humanities open data based on collaboration with other humanities and informatics organizations across the globe.

Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems


  1. 1. We develop a new discipline of data science-driven humanities, or digital humanities in general, and establish the center of excellence across organizations through the sharing of humanities data and associated technologies to interpret and manage data.
  2. 2. We investigate "deep access" to the content of humanities data using state-of-the-art technologies in the area of informatics and statistics.
  3. 3. We aggregate, process and deliver humanities knowledge from Japan to the world by taking advantage of collaboration across organization and countries.
  4. 4. We focus on open science and open data, and generalize successful cases in citizen science and open innovation.



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