by Ivana Ilijašić Veršić and Julian Ausserhofer
Abstract: The EC H2020 cluster project SSHOC aims to provide a full-fledged So-cial Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Open Cloud where data, tools, and training are available and accessible for users of SSH data. The focus of the project is determined by the goal to further the innovation of infrastructural support for digital scholarship, to stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration across the various subfields of SSH and beyond, and to increase the potential for societal impact. The intention is to create a European open cloud ecosystem for social sciences and humanities, consisting of an infrastructural and human component. SSHOC will encourage secure environments for sharing and using sensitive and confidential data. It will contribute to the Open Science agenda and realization of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), as well as contribute to innovations stemming from the coupling of heterogeneous data types and work on the interoperability principle of FAIR.
Keywords: Open Science; federated & inclusive EOSC; Research Infrastructures; So-cial Science & Humanities; FAIR data