An Integrated platform that allows easy access to lots of tools, services and datasets for Social Sciences and Humanities. This place is the SSH Open Marketplace.


What is the SSH Open Marketplace?

The SSH Open Marketplace, built under the SSHOC project, is a discovery portal which pools and harmonises all the SSH tools (services and software), datasets, training materials and activities (workflows and scenarios) useful for SSH research communities, offering a high quality and contextualised answer at every step of the SSH research data life cycles.

In terms of contents, the SSH Open Marketplace will build on already existing sources coming from the communities of the ERICs and project partners, but not only. All pertinent resources that are part of research environments we aim to showcase will be integrated, and manual addition of content will be available to any contributor.  

Imagine a researcher who needs to perform textual analysis on historical texts. As our survey has shown, they would prefer using a tool widely used in the community, ideally one that is well documented and easy to access. This is where the SSH Marketplace’s unique community-oriented approach and high-quality curated contextualisation would come into play. The portal would, for instance, suggest relevant text analysis software and services, and, if applicable, describe how it aligns with standards and open science principles, link to tutorials and other training material, but also to a forum where other SSH peers would have commented on those tools and maybe also to an academic paper relating to a researchers' experience with it. The support offered to researchers will thus be suggested research paths they could choose to undertake, while facilitating interactions and networking.

When can you expect the SSH Open Marketplace? 

The development of the portal happens within Work Package 7 (WP7) of the larger SSHOC project led by DARIAH ERIC and is in full swing. The alpha release is planned for June 2020, followed by a beta version in December of the same year. The final release is expected by December 2021.

As the Social Sciences and Humanities branch of the EOSC, the SSHOC project is developing the Marketplace for and with SSH research communities. We collaborate closely with these communities, the future users of the Marketplace, researchers, librarians, research infrastructure members, or service providers, policy-makers and citizen scientists, to develop a Marketplace that will serve their needs.

SSH Open Marketplace Timeline - SSHOC

EOSC integration

We collaborate closely with different stakeholders working in the EOSC environment; it is only natural that the creation of the SSH Open Marketplace takes into consideration its future embedding in the larger science landscape. We are working towards establishing the SSH Marketplace among the other EOSC catalogues and marketplaces such as the EOSC-Hub, eInfraCentral or OpenAire catalogues.

The SSH Open Marketplace is still under development. If you want to get a clearer view of the system specification, you can consult the Deliverable 7.1, and you can follow the development on our Gitlab instance:

If you are interested to know more about the SSH Open Marketplace and to contribute to its creation, you can register as a SSHOC user here:  



SSH Open Marketplace: Join the Community of Testers

SSHOC is developing the SSH Open Marketplace for you: the community of researchers, support staff or service providers for the social sciences and humanities. And we could use your support to achieve this objective. We count on your feedback to build together a SSH Open Marketplace at the service of its users.

Our goal is to provide SSH researchers, support staff and service providers with easy access to a broad range of resources they need for their daily work and research. The SSH Open Marketplace will be the cutting edge component for the SSH in the EOSC universe and here you have a chance to be part of it.

Become a member of a small community of testers, helping us to define the features, interface, and most of all: the content of the SSH Open Marketplace. In exchange for being able to pick your brain from time to time, we’re offering you:

  • A ringside seat from which to take part in the current development of the not-yet- launched SSH Open Marketplace
  • An opportunity to shape the SSH Open Marketplace through your suggestions and feedback
  • Privileged access to research data, services and tools as these come on stream


It’s a no brainer.

Fill the form below to become a SSH Open Marketplace tester... We’ll do the rest!


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