Andreas Witt is Professor of Computational Humanities and Text Technologies at the University of Mannheim and heads the department of Digital Linguistics at the IDS. He is Honorary Professor of Digital Humanities at the Institute for Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University and – by co-optation – Professor at the Institute for Digital Humanities at the University of Cologne. Since 2020, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of CLARIN-ERIC. He is a member of the scientific advisory boards of the Meertens Instituut in Amsterdam and the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities in Vienna, and active in many national and international research organizations, review panels and expert groups. Witt’s research is situated in the field of annotation science, he is Chair of the ISO working group on linguistic annotation, and Co-Chair of the Special Interest Group: TEI for Linguists. Witt also publishes on legal and ethical issues that are pertaining to research.