Between January 2019 and April 2022 SSHOC will deliver a series of services and tools for daily use by SSH researchers. The timeline indicates their earliest availability. Scroll down to browse the catalogue. 

The RESTORE Data Integration Suite is a toolbox supporting Memory, Cultural, Research institutions and citizen scientists with an interest in historical sources from archives, libraries, and museum collections in the creation of a FAIR digital ecosystem for Humanities Research, fostering semantic interoperability of cataloguing standards and research data opening and sharing.

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Cultural and scientific data cannot be understood without knowledge about the provenance (the origin, context or history). Provenance provides a critical foundation for assessing authenticity, enabling trust, and allowing reproducibility. Provenance metadata are data describing objects, people, places, times which are causally related by events. They are event centric and must be described in a historical order to ensure that there are no references to non-existent (non-recorded) events or objects.

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Surveycodings offers a host of social science codings measuring individual and socio-economic variables. The developed tools consist of a multilingual repository containing questionnaires, data collection tools, and coding frames based on standard statistical classifications covering a large number of countries.

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The Electoral Studies Knowledge Graph Pilots provides a web-based knowledge and information discovery application for professionals and scientists in the field of electoral studies.

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The Automatic Verification Tool (AVT) enables the user to verify translations using Bilingual Word Embeddings and to report to the translators a set of translated questions to be re-checked.

The AVT imports the questions and make use of a trained Bilingual Word Embeddings model. It generates the 10 best foreign language translations of each English word.

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The Ethnic and Migrant Minorities (EMM) Survey Registry, a free online database and tool that displays detailed information about existing quantitative surveys conducted with EMM populations in Europe. 

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SSHOC promotes trust and quality assurance by supporting data repositories in their journey to CoreTrustSeal certification.

Fourteen data repositories were selected for certification support through an open call between June and August 2020.

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A database of survey questionnaires’ texts. The first version is compiled from questionnaires from the of European Social Survey (ESS) and the European Values Study (EVS) in the English source language and their translations into Catalan, Czech, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

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A package of training resources and exercises bundled together with guidelines for setting up a training intervention, and a standard evaluation form - for use at Train-the-Trainer bootcamps and in building cross-disciplinary cooperation within a shared framework. 

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The Trainers Directory is a pool of qualified and experienced trainers in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities that are enthusiastic to bring people that require training to the next level of their expertise in a specific domain.

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Generic template for a Memorandum of Understanding or similar contract, easily adaptable to new institutions. Annexes for special conditions will be included.

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An innovative web service for the reality-based 3D annotation and large-scale collaborative documentation of heritage artefacts. For this service, the existing Aïoli platform 

 

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The Audio Survey Experiment provides guidelines describing how to integrate the collection of digital language data into the traditional social sciences data collection process and provides audio transcript data which can be analysed with the help of natural language processing tools.

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Web Panel Sample System (WPSS). A web application which, paired with a survey platform will enable the centralised management of a cross-national sample for academic studies.

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A registry of (meta)data conversion services featuring the most relevant SSH (meta)data formats and encompassing links to services, format recommendations for increasing interoperability, software recommendations, and a software library. Selected conversion tools will be created where necessary.

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Based on the already functional CLARIN VCR, the VCR service will enable researchers to create integrated, coherent sets of links to digital objects. These virtual collections will provide persistent identifiers and federated login. 

The collection metadata is openly available and accessible via the Virtual Language Observatory.

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An extension of the current CLARIN Language Resource Switchboard, the SSHOC Switchboard will match language resources and tools to data types, automatically guiding researchers to the appropriate language analysis application, and enabling the publication, sharing and reuse of the resulting data via B2SHARE.

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The repository will be built upon the community-driven open source Dataverse software platform. Its modular design facilitates integration with other data services such as DataCite or ROpenScience,  allows for distributed file storage, and supports the development of additional functionality and services.

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This API will integrate a policy imputation algorithm into social surveys, which covers around 20 indicators including family policy, employment, labour markets, and pensions.

The API will be usable by all European survey infrastructures and the wider research community.

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The FAIR SSH Data Citation prototype is a software tool designed and developed  in the SSHOC project to support the process of creating FAIR SSH citations.

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