OCHRE Data Service at the University of Chicago

Managing data from the past, in the present, for the future Contact the OCHRE Data Service

OCHRE Data Service

The OCHRE Data Service facilitates the use of the Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment worldwide to record, integrate, analyze, publish, and preserve cultural and historical information in all of its digital forms. Located in the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, we provide personal support for customized database projects in the humanities, social sciences, and beyond.

As a center of research devoted to the study of the Ancient Near East, the Oriental Institute has long been an environment where the collection, management, analysis, and preservation of cultural heritage is of the highest priority and held to the highest standard. It is no surprise, then, that the Oriental Institute is home to OCHRE—an innovative, integrative software system for managing data from the past, applying it to today's research questions, and archiving it for future study.

The OCHRE Data Service is staffed by a team of research scholars, experienced technology professionals, and students trained in data entry, editing, and specialized photography. An international community of users at universities and other institutions holds the OCHRE Data Service accountable for providing services and features that satisfy the full cycle of data management from initial data acquisition through integration, analysis, publication, and long-term archiving and curation of the data.

To learn more, please contact one of our Research Database Specialists at ochre@uchicago.edu.