Els De Paermentier is Assistant Professor in Medieval Diplomatics and Palaeography at Ghent University (Belgium). In 2010 she completed her PhD on the organisation of the comital chancery in the counties of Flanders and Hainaut (1191-1244). For her research she elaborated a computer-aided methodology to determine the editorial origin of charter texts. In 2012 she received a COST Action grant for a short term scientific mission at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (IRHT) in Paris, where she examined the interoperability possibilities between the Belgian and French Latin source databases Diplomata Belgica and TELMA-databases (Traitement Électronique des Manuscrits et des Archives). Shortly afterwards she became a member of the COST Action Program IS1005: Medieval Europe – Medieval Cultures and Technological Resources, and joined the working group for the design of a virtual centre for medieval studies (VCMS) (2012-2015). Currently, she is a member of the advisory board of the online charter database Diplomata Belgica: The Diplomatic Sources from the Medieval Southern Low Countries and of the steering committee of the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities (GhentCDH).