Contribute an organization

This page describes how to contribute information on an organization to the European Language Grid.


The information in this section applies also to divisions. Divisions are sections (e.g., school, faculty, department of a university, department or branch of a company, etc.) of a larger organization which serves as their parent entity in a hierarchy. The division-organization relation is encoded in the metadata records and presented in the entities’ view pages.

0. Before you start

1. Describe the organization

Metadata overview

The organization must be described according to the ELG schema and comply at least with the minimal version. The metadata elements that you need to provide for the organization comprise a set of elements organized (for presentation purposes) into the following groups:


Example 1: University

Charles University, Prague

Published at:

Example 2: University division

Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics

Published at

Example 3: SME

Evaluation and Language Resources Distribution Agency (ELDA)

Published at:

2. Register the organization at ELG

The current release of ELG offers two options for registering a catalogue item:

3. Manage and submit for publication

Through the “My items” page you can access your metadata record (see Manage your items) and edit it until you are satisfied. You can then submit it for publication, in line with the publication lifecycle defined for ELG metadata records.

At this stage, the metadata record can no longer be edited and is only visible to you and to us, the ELG platform administrators.

Before it is published, your submission undergoes a validation process, which is described in detail at Validate a “metadata-only record”.

Once approved, it will appear on the ELG catalogue and you will receive a notification email.