WP5: Innovations in Data Access


D5.9 Framework and contract for international data use agreements on remote access to confidential data

The purpose of this report is to provide a template for a contract for international access to confidential microdata.

MS28 Assessment of Existing Platforms

This Milestone assesses selected, currently operational systems delivering Remote Desktop Access to sensitive data for social sciences and humanities. Prior to selection, criteria were established in three domains: technical, legal, and organizational/administrative. A significant consistency was found across the systems, and this is grounds for cautious optimism that “scaling up” from these systems may be possible. However, several factors contribute to the need to accommodate a solution with substantial flexibility.

MS21 Protocol of laboratory processing of DBSS data

In cross-national population studies measuring health and life style factors in ageing by self-reported information is challenging due to several difficulties, such as socio-cultural differences in reporting style, social desirability and access to health care etc. Moreover, in older people a new health condition may remain unrecognised by sharing the same symptoms as an existing disease, or by having symptoms that are interpreted as a result of ageing per se. Also, cognitive decline or depressive symptoms may affect correct recollection.

MS22 Inventory of computing space needed for processing and analysing accelerometer data

This report documents the achievement of the Milestone 22 of the SSHOC project, which was to evaluate the feasibility and technical requirements to handle and perform analysis on accelerometer data in large studies. The two main challenges on data transfer and data preparation were identified and successfully addressed. Though the processing takes a significant amount of time and the implementation is cumbersome, it is feasible to do the data processing with standard office computers.

MS27 Draft report on the impact of the GDPR on research and the EOSC

SSHOC Milestone 27 refers to the preparation of a draft report on the impact of the GDPR on research and EOSC. The team has described and compared national implementations of the GDPR, with focus on some specific countries, and prepared the draft report as planned in M14 of the project. The actual draft report is attached as an Annex to this Milestone report.

WP6: Fostering Communities, Empowering Users, & Building Expertise


D6.10 Report on the SSHOC Training Community

This document is the deliverable “D.6.10 – Report on the SSHOC Training Community” of the Horizon2020 project “Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud” (hereinafter also referred to as “SSHOC”, project reference: 823782).

This deliverable is the first report on the activities that the SSHOC project, task 6.4 has undertaken to build a Training Community for trainers in the Social Sciences and Humanities using the European Open Science Cloud. This task started in July 2019 and activities will continue till the end of the SSHOC project.

D6.1 SSHOC Community Engagement Strategy

This document builds on an initial stakeholder landscape analysis, emphasizes strategic coordination and outlines WP6 engagement activities. The planned engagement activities are horizontal to the project and account for networks, channels and tools already used by project partners. Gaps and risks are also identified.

D6.12 Report on the SSHOC train-the-trainer bootcamps

Training is an important aspect of knowledge acquisition and transfer in the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud project (SSHOC). For successful implementation and promotion of the SSH Open Cloud, it is crucial to empower users, and to facilitate mutual learning and networking among data producers, users, and experts. Therefore, the SSHOC Training Community has been established.

D6.13 Report on the SSHOC Training Community

The SSH Training Community is an important part of the engagement and training activities in the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) project. The concerted efforts of the SSHOC Task 6.4 lead to the development of the SSH Training Community which is a compilation of formats and tools that foster community building and engagement, mutual learning, and networking among stakeholders involved in training activities related to the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).

D6.2 Building Expertise Strategy

Following D6.2 - SSHOC Community Engagement Strategy and building upon it, the SSHOC project has created this Building Expertise Strategy. It describes an initial plan for the project’s activities and tools to be used in order to build expertise among user communities.

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