SSH Open Marketplace: System Specification

05 December 2019

The SSHOC consortium has released the system specification for the SSH Open Marketplace. As the core of the SSHOC project, the marketplace will be a discovery portal where tools, services, training materials and datasets useful for SSH research communities will be pooled and harmonised to offer a high quality, contextualised answer at every step of the SSH research data life cycle. 

SSHOC Report on (meta) data interoperability problems: What research librarians need to know

02 December 2019

The report, Mapping (meta)data Interoperability Problems, Building the SSHOC Interoperability Hub, is based both on desk research and individual interviews with representatives of four domains (social sciences, art and humanities, language science, heritage science) as well as with research infrastructures. 

It aims to inform the building of an Interoperability Hub for the SSH, consisting at least partly of a portal with usable conversion services or advice and links to those.

Launch of the SSHOC Training Community

18 November 2019

The SSHOC Training Community has been officially launched and new members are welcome to join!

Working with interview data: SSHOC workshop on a multidisciplinary approach to the use of technology in research

08 November 2019

Do you work with interviews as research material? Are you tired of transcribing and processing audio and resulting transcriptions by hand? If so, a group of oral historians, language researchers and technical experts might have just what you need. They have set up the Oral History & Technology taskforce to help researchers deal with their audio data.

Mapping (meta)data interoperability problems, building the SSHOC Interoperability Hub

01 October 2019

SSHOC aims to provide common services, integrate existing ones, and increase cooperation between the federated research infrastructures within the project. One challenge in creating common services is the diversity and varying practices of different fields of science. This can be seen in the work for SSHOC’s Data and Metadata Interoperability Hub, where we map interoperability issues and solutions across SSHOC member organisations. This article will highlight the main findings from the recently published Report on SSHOC (meta)data interoperability problems


Register to join. EOSC Services, Collaborations, and the RDA

17 September 2019

ESFRI Cluster Projects. RDA. EOSC. RDA P14 side event to discuss commonalities and collaborative solutions for community research data services.

Seats are limited, register here to join us on 21 October (12.00 - 16.00) in Helsinki. 

EMM Survey Registry: Alpha version launched and beta version in development

12 August 2019

The SSHOC team working on the Data Community Pilot ETHMIGSURVEYDATA announced in July 2019 the first release of the EMM Survey Registry, a consolidated database of quantitative surveys on ethnic and migrant minorities studies.
The creation of the database, currently available in alpha version, is a key milestone within the SSHOC project, and showcases the success of coordinated action aimed at bringing together the data from ethnic and migrant minority (EMM) populations into a centralised repository and rendering it FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable).

How the RDA impacts SSHOC (Feedback from Project Partners)

26 July 2019

This article is the second of two in a series and explores how the partners in the SSHOC project are making use of RDA Outputs and Recommendations, and Interest and Working Groups in the course of their work, Context for this analysis is provided in Part 1: HOW THE RDA IMPACTS SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH – Highlights from the Report by DANS RDA Europe 4.0 Ambassador Dr. Braukman.

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

19 July 2019

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

This article is the first of two in a series and presents the highlights from Dr. Braukman's RDA for Social Sciences report.

FAIRsFAIR Open Call for Data Repositories

15 July 2019

The FAIRsFAIR Project is launching an Open Call for Data Repositories, to achieve the CoreTrustSeal certification and support "FAIRification on repositories. Deadline 30 August 2019.

The FAIRsFAIR project started to work on practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. Emphasis is on fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR.