Digital Research
for the Humanities

Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center

We help humanities researchers
to utilize latest IT technologies
in their research.


Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), affiliated with the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, has been operating since 1993 with the mission: “Integration and development of IT infrastructure of science”. This mission is carried out in many areas of science, including the humanities.

This website collects basic information on the possibilities of PSNC support for scientists and research teams in the use of state-of-the-art IT solutions for research purposes. Anyone interested in cooperation is welcome to contact us.

Scope of Activities

Data Collection
and Storage

We offer support in building and maintaining repositories, libraries and other digital platforms that serve research teams to efficiently collect and store research data for the purposes of humanities projects in the long term.

Data Processing, analysis AND VISUALISATION

We develop dedicated tools for data processing and analysis, necessary for working with larger amounts of source material. We also help you select existing digital tools to meet your research goals, and if necessary, we can adapt them to your specific needs.

Sharing and promotion of results

We build and maintain web services to promote information on the progress of research projects. We create portals to share project results materials, combining functions of effective data presentation with research tools and open APIs.


We provide support for research projects - from applying for funding, through implementation, to completion and summary of results. We help to determine the optimal scope and cost estimate of the IT part of the project. We advise in the field of digital methods of teamwork.

On-line tools and services

Manus (XML TEI P5)

A system for handling historical source documents, dedicated to building advanced databases and tools for research projects.

Virtual Transcription Laboratory

Service for collective transcription of historical printed documents, with built-in OCR, correction and training functions for old prints and import of content from digital libraries.


A tool for people who deal with historical demography. It allows for archiving metric books, creates resumes of people on the basis of entries in those books and generates statistics and genealogical-demographic analyses.

LoCloud Collections

Cloud service of creating digital libraries, archives and museums dedicated to small cultural institutions and research teams.

Websites and Surveys

Hosting of websites and professional system for conducting surveys for projects and research teams - free of charge in the domain of

Digital Libraries Federation

Search engine for collections of Polish cultural and scientific institutions - 5 million digital objects from several hundred institutions available in one place.

SINUS Scientific Information System

Platform for the dissemination of information on the current achievements and activities of research institutions (CRIS). Compatible with Polish Scientific Bibliography, it enables efficient handling of even large institutions.

dLibra, dMuseion,
dLab, dArceo

A comprehensive set of tools for mass digitisation, provisioning and long-term archiving of collections of cultural and scientific institutions.

Example projects

Strategic Partners