As of 6 December 2012, the website of the European Historical Population Samples Network is online: www.ehps-net.eu.
EHPS-Net started in June 2011. It brings scholars together to create a common format for databases containing information on persons, families, and households (such as birth, death, marriage). This so-called Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) forms an integrated and joint interface between many European databases in order to transcend the currently regional and national studies.
The EHPS-Net portal will be the centre of all activities. The EHPS-Net will document all databases, will offer facilities to download software tools based on the IDS and will host an e-journal in which researchers and programmers may publish their findings in the form of articles. The portal will also offer facilities to archive and disseminate datasets. Some of these features are still under development.