SSHOC Principal Goals

SSHOC will create the social sciences and humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) thereby facilitating access to flexible, scalable research data and related services streamlined to the precise needs of the SSH community.

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

To maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of data re-use SSHOC will apply Open Science practices and FAIR principles to data management.

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

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)

What is SSHOC?
What will it offer to researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities domain?
Watch our new video to learn more about the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud
DH2019 Workshop
Utrecht, The Netherlands
This workshop will present the complete workflow for processing spoken interview data and it will focus on free web services and tools.
9 July 2019
The Case Of Interview Data
A multidisciplinary approach to the use of technology in research using interview methods
LIBER Annual Event
Dublin, Ireland
Aim of the workshop is to present the SSHOC Project, the SSH Open Marketplace and activities towards building expertise for users, and especially libraries, such as the SSHOC Training Network and toolkit.
26 June 2019
Workshop: Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud: What’s in it for research libraries?

How the RDA impacts SSHOC (Feedback from Project Partners)

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How the RDA impacts social sciences research (and what’s in it for SSHOC)

RDA Europe 4.0 Social Sciences Ambassador Ricarda Braukman has analysed the RDA Working and Interest Groups and identified those initiatives of particular...

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Services to support FAIR Data: 3rd workshop “Synergies for Sustainable, Open and Responsible Research”


Date 16 September 2019 - 09:00 to 18 September 2019 - 18:00
Location Porto, Portugal

SSHOC Testimonials

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