The DEBS project aims to develop several free digital resources:

  • A website for burial space researchers, providing guidance for research project development.
  • A Burial Space Research Database: A pilot for a national burial space for research archives.
  • Standardised vocabulary for describing burial spaces. This builds on the work of Professor Harold Mytum (see the Mytum, H. 2000. Practical Handbook: Recording and Analysing Graveyards. Council for British Archaeology ).
  • Training materials for groups embarking on a research project or preparing existing data for archiving.
  • Desktop software and a mobile app to use for fieldwork recording and data entry.
  • An OASIS form for burial spaces. This will ensure that heritage organisations and bodies that care for archaeology, such as the Heritage Environment teams in local government are informed that work has taken place when archives are added to the national database pilot. To find out more about how OASIS forms work, visit the OASIS website.