06 November 2020 - 09:00 to 12:30


Following on from the series of online information sessions that took place in September, we would like to invite you to a more in-depth discussion scheduled in the form of a virtual workshop providing an update on the vocabulary-related activities within the SSHOC project, and discussing the potential alignment between different vocabulary platforms and how to address the interoperability challenges.

The breadth of the Social Science and Humanities sector has led not only to the diversification of the research methods and work practices in the field but also to diversity in the way vocabularies are used to describe, discover and access research content. SSHOC aims to improve the conditions for sharing and optimising research data and services in a sustainable way across domains by developing the SSH area of the European Open Science Cloud for the sector.

In this context, the current varied practices in how vocabularies are used for enabling access to research content are calling for unification effort, and CLARIN has taken the initiative to collect, register, and harmonise SSH vocabularies/terminologies/ontologies and to improve the service offer of vocabulary platforms.

Target audience

The programme is suitable for academic or industry professionals who operate, integrate, and manage vocabulary platforms, such as librarians, information specialists, and knowledge management engineers.


Time (CET)



09:00 - 09:10

Introduction (recording)

Franciska de Jong
Executive Director CLARIN ERIC

09:10 - 09:30

Presentation of the MS08 results: Choice of Vocabulary publication platforms for SSHOC (slides) (recording)

Monica Monachini (WP3)
CLARIN - IT National Coordinator

09:30 - 10:30

WP updates on vocabularies:    (slides)


  Clara Petitfils & Nicolas Larrousse (WP7)
  • Vocabulary mapping tool for archaeology in ARIADNE plus  (recording)
Holly Wright (WP5)
  • Management of controlled vocabularies within the Aioli platform with the Opentheso tool (recording)
Isabelle Cao (WP4)
  • BackBone Thesaurus, a model for thesauri interoperability  (recording)
Chryssoula Bekiari (WP4)
  • How Dataverse supports external vocabularies (recording)

Slava Tikhonov (WP5)




11:00 - 11:15

Overview of the CLARIN & SSHOC webinar series: open-source vocabulary hosting and management platforms  

Iulianna van der Lek

11:15 - 11:30

CESSDA: main requirements and best practices (slides) (recording)

Taina Jääskeläinen
Finnish Social Science Data Archive

11:30 - 11:45

CLARIN: main requirements and best practices (slides) (recording)

Dieter Van Uytvanck
Technical Director at CLARIN ERIC

11:45 - 12:00  

DARIAH: main requirements and best practices (slides) (recording)


Matej Ďurčo


12:00 - 12:30


Panel: SSHOC Considerations for the Vocabulary platforms (recording)


Moderator: Daan Broeder 

Panelists: Menzo Windhouwer, Suzanne Dumouchel, Matej Ďurčo, Melanie Bunel


Read the post-event report


Previous sessions in this series:


CESSDA Vocabulary Service




Quick read: Key Takeaways from the vocabulary sessions