22 March 2021


SSHOC has published the first in an ongoing series of one-on-one interviews with users from the SSH Community. Entitled Q&A with Researchers, the series will showcase tools and services from the SSHOC Service Catalogue via profiles of individuals making regular use of one or more of these assets to facilitate their research.

SSH Open Marketplace

First to be interviewed is digital humanities researcher Maurizio Toscano from the University of Granada (Spain). Maurizio helps humanities researchers implement DH methods and practices. His research interests include digital public history, data modelling and GIS. Maurizio was a founding member of the SSH Open Marketplace Tester Community, joining at the time of the Alpha release in June 2020. 

The SSH Open Marketplace is a discovery portal designed to offer social sciences and humanities researchers the tools, software, datasets, training materials, and workflows they need to manage their data across the full research life cycle. 

5000 individual records and growing

Currently boasting some 5000 individual records - and growing, the SSH Open Marketplace is a key deliverable from the SSHOC project and will continue to evolve throughout 2021. The Beta version was launched in January 2021 and is available for public testing at

Q&A with Researchers

Future interviewees in the Q&A with Researchers series include Agnieszka Szulinsk, Digital Editor at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and FAIRsFAIR Champion and DARIAH ERIC Open Science Officer Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra.

Meet Maurizio.