SSHOC Principal Goals

SSHOC will realise the social sciences and humanities part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) by offering a scalable and flexible access to research data and related services adapted to the needs of the SSH community.

SSHOC will leverage and interconnect existing and new infrastructures from the SSH ERICs to foster synergies over disciplines and foster interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

SSHOC will maximise re-use of services and data through the application of Open Science practices and apply the FAIR principles to the management of data to increase the efficiency and ease in creating and re-using them.

SSHOC will set up an appropriate governance model for the SSH part of the EOSC, taking into account the specificities of different sub-domains of the social sciences and humanities.

Main impacts

The Social Sciences and Humanities are seamlessly integrated in the European Open Science Cloud

Availability of an EU wide, easy to use SSH Open Marketplace, where tools and data are openly available

EU wide availability of high quality “cloud ready” SSH tools and high quality SSH data

EU wide availability of trusted and secure access mechanisms for SSH data, conforming to EU legal requirements

State of the art advanced through dedicated SSH data pilots cluster projects

Data sharing is accepted practice (the “new normal”) among the different SSH communities

Kick-off Meeting
Utrecht, Netherlands

11th-12th March 2019
The kick-off meeting is open to all partners, organisations and invites of the SSHOC Project. Please fill your details on the registration form for each participant attending the event.
Media Plaza, Jaarbeursplein,
3521 AL Utrecht,


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DARIAH Annual Event 2019: Humanities Data

Date 15 May 2019 - 09:00 to 17 May 2019 - 16:00
Location Warsaw, Poland

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