18 March 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30


SSHOC (Task 5.2) is developing a data repository service for SSH institutions. The new service is built upon the Dataverse software and will be adjusted to the needs of the European research infrastructures. Dataverse is an open source software platform, community driven, and allows integrations with other data services such as DataCite or ROpenScience. It has a modular design principle using API’s, that allows for distributed file storage, and supports the building of further microservices on top.

We would like to discuss with potential interested Service Providers what their ideas are about such a service:

  • Would service providers like to use the SSHOC Dataverse, when available?
  • What are their requirements?
  • How much localization is needed?
  • Would they like to use a central service in the cloud or an installation on their own institutional environment?

The webinar starts with a presentation of the current functionality, followed by a presentation of new features to be developed. After these presentations we will collect input from the audience. The discussion will focus on essential requirements for such a service, preferences, organisation, necessary training.

The webinar will be chaired by Marion Wittenberg, service manager of DataverseNL at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), together with her colleagues Laura Huis in ‘t Veld, functional manager, and Vyacheslav Tykhonov, Information Scientist.

The event is intended for staff of interested Service Providers from CESSDA.

Participation is - in principal - by invitation only. Please contact marion.wittenberg[at] if you would like to join.

A similar webinar for DARIAH, CLARIN and E-RIHS institutes will be organized later on.


Slides are available here:


See here the full recording of the webinar: