CLARIN-IT is the Italian node of CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure), a research infrastructure of pan-European interest identified by ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) and classified as ESFRI Landmark SSH RI in the ESFRI Roadmap 2016.
The Institute for Computational Linguistics "Antonio Zampolli" of the Italian National Research Council (ILC-CNR) was already an active participant in the CLARIN preparatory phase project (2008-2011).
On 1st October 2015 Italy became the 16th Full Member of CLARIN ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium), the CLARIN governance and coordination body at the European level.
The Italian CLARIN consortium - represented by ILC-CNR and coordinated by Monica Monachini, Senior Researcher at ILC-CNR - is still being formed and will include several of the major universities and research institutes of the country, such as departments and institutions of language and literary studies, Philology and Computer Science, as well as groups mostly involved in the field of Digital Humanities and in the sectors of documentation, digitalization and language technologies for the Humanities.