SSHOC Principal Goals

SSHOC will create the social sciences and humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) thereby facilitating access to flexible, scalable research data and related services streamlined to the precise needs of the SSH community.

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

To maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of data re-use SSHOC will apply Open Science practices and FAIR principles to data management.

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

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)

EOSC Services, Collaborations and RDA
Helsinki, Finland
Bringing together the communities of the EOSC cluster projects and the Research Data Alliance to explore commonalities and potential collaborations on community research data management solutions
21 October - 12-16pm CEST
RDA P14 co-located event
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SSH Open Marketplace: System Specification

The SSHOC consortium has released the system specification for the SSH Marketplace. As the core of the SSHOC project, the marketplace will be a discovery portal where tools, services, training...

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SSHOC Report on (meta) data interoperability problems: What research librarians need to know

The report, Mapping (meta)data Interoperability Problems, Building the SSHOC Interoperability Hub, is based both on desk research and individual interviews with representatives of four domains...

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European Dataverse Workshop 2020


Date 23 January 2020 - 08:30 to 24 January 2020 - 16:00
Location UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

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