Contribute a project

This page describes how to contribute information for a project to the European Language Grid.

0. Before you start

1. Describe and register the project at ELG

You can register the metadata record for your project

The following figure gives an overview of the metadata elements you must provide 1 for a project, replicating the editor (with sections horizontally and tabs vertically) so that you can easily track each element. In the editor, all elements, mandatory or not, are explained by definitions and examples.

Project at a glance

To describe a project all you need to add is its name (official title). However, we recommend you also provide a description with a few words and the website. The LT area(s) in which the project activities are related to and one or more keywords will increase its visibility.


If you want to also add the metadata records for the project consortium, describe first the organization(s), submit them for publication and wait. Once these are published, you will receive an automatic email notification and you can then proceed to add the project in the same way. In this way, when you fill in the value of the metadata elements coordinator and participating organization, they will be included in the lookup field and the appropriate links will be created.

2. 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.


You must fill in at least the mandatory elements for the metadata record to be saved. In addition, you may be required to fill in specific mandatory if applicable elements (indicated in the figure with an asterisk), depending on the values you provide for other elements.