SSHOC Principal Goals

SSHOC will realise the social sciences and humanities part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) by offering a scalable and flexible access to research data and related services adapted to the needs of the SSH community.

SSHOC will leverage and interconnect existing and new infrastructures from the SSH ERICs to foster synergies over disciplines and foster interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

SSHOC will maximise re-use of services and data through the application of Open Science practices and apply the FAIR principles to the management of data to increase the efficiency and ease in creating and re-using them.

SSHOC will set up an appropriate governance model for the SSH part of the EOSC, taking into account the specificities of different sub-domains of the social sciences and humanities.

Main impacts

The Social Sciences and Humanities are seamlessly integrated in the European Open Science Cloud

Availability of an EU-wide, easy-to-use SSH Open Marketplace, where tools and data are openly accessible

EU-wide availability of high quality “cloud ready” SSH tools and high quality SSH data 

EU-wide availability of trusted and secure access mechanisms for SSH data, conforming to EU legal requirements 

State of the art Research Infrastructure in several pilot domains advanced through dedicated SSH data pilots cluster projects

Maximising reuse through Open Science and FAIR principles (standards, common catalogue, access control, semantic techniques, training)

LIBER Annual Event
Dublin, Ireland
Aim of the workshop is to present the SSHOC Project, the SSH Open Marketplace and activities towards building expertise for users, and especially libraries, such as the SSHOC Training Network and toolkit.
26 June 2019
Workshop: Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud: What’s in it for research libraries?


SSHOC Interviews - The Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud: What should we expect?

We took the opportunity of the SSHOC Kick-off to ask our partners what we should expect from the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud.

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Where Social Sciences and Humanities Meet in the European Open Science Cloud

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...

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Who partners in SSHOC