11 April 2019


The Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) kick-off meeting was held in Utrecht on 11-12 March 2019, attracting more than 100 participants from the 47 partner organisations and beyond. It is the first time that all the European Social Science and Humanities’ Research Infrastructures in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) join forces to build the SSH part of the European Open Science Cloud.


Watch the interview with Ron Dekker, CESSDA Director and SSHOC coordinator about "Realising the Social Sciences and Humanities Part of the European Open Science Cloud":




Engaging with the key stakeholders of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

The SSHOC project aims to implement the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) component of EOSC. The meeting was therefore a good opportunity to gather key stakeholders for its implementation. The event brought together several research communities from the Social Sciences and Humanities and Research Infrastructure clusters such as ENVRI-FAIR and EOSC-Life.



The kick-off meeting was structured to address the different stakeholders of SSHOC in engaging sessions- See below an overview of the presentations:



Day two was entirely dedicated to the SSHOC Work Plan to be carried out in the coming three years. All presentations can be found here.


The SSHOC consortium


All SSH ESFRI Landmarks and Projects (CESSDA, ESS, DARIAH, CLARIN, SHARE and E-RIHS), relevant international SSH data infrastructures and the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) participate in the SSHOC project ensuring an inclusive approach.

The consortium has the expertise to cover the whole data cycle: from data creation and curation to optimal reuse of data and can address training and advocacy to increase the actual reuse of data.

The consortium is also very well placed to address SSH-specific challenges such as the distributed character of its infrastructures, multi-linguality, the huge internal complexity of some of the data it deals with and secured access to sensitive data.

At the kick-off meeting, partners showed the specific roles their organisations will play in the project and what innovative aspects they will bring to SSHOC.




All the presentations from the event can be found here


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