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 accessible

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 Research Infrastructure in several pilot domains advanced through dedicated SSH data pilots cluster projects

Maximising reuse through Open Science and FAIR principles (standards, common catalogue, access control, semantic techniques, training)

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,


SSHOC to Kick-off in Utrecht on March 11-12, 2019

On the 11th and 12th of March 2019 SSHOC, the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud is going to have its official Kick-off meeting in Utrecht, The Netherlands

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EOSC in practice story: Social Data Cloud

Several “EOSC in Practice” Stories have been collected and listed in the EOSC 2ndHLEG report “Prompting an EOSC in Practice” of the High-Level Expert Group on the European...

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SSHOC WP4 Workshop: Developing the SSHOC Reference Ontology

Date 21 May 2019 - 09:00 to 22 May 2019 - 14:15
Location Heraklion, Crete

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