Mapping (meta)data interoperability problems, building the SSHOC Interoperability Hub

01 October 2019

SSHOC aims to provide common services, integrate existing ones, and increase cooperation between the federated research infrastructures within the project. One challenge in creating common services is the diversity and varying practices of different fields of science. This can be seen in the work for SSHOC’s Data and Metadata Interoperability Hub, where we map interoperability issues and solutions across SSHOC member organisations. This article will highlight the main findings from the recently published Report on SSHOC (meta)data interoperability problems


Register to join. EOSC Services, Collaborations, and the RDA

17 September 2019

ESFRI Cluster Projects. RDA. EOSC. RDA P14 side event to discuss commonalities and collaborative solutions for community research data services.

Seats are limited, register here to join us on 21 October (12.00 - 16.00) in Helsinki. 

EMM Survey Registry: Alpha version launched and beta version in development

12 August 2019

The SSHOC team working on the Data Community Pilot ETHMIGSURVEYDATA announced in July 2019 the first release of the EMM Survey Registry, a consolidated database of quantitative surveys on ethnic and migrant minorities studies.
The creation of the database, currently available in alpha version, is a key milestone within the SSHOC project, and showcases the success of coordinated action aimed at bringing together the data from ethnic and migrant minority (EMM) populations into a centralised repository and rendering it FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable).

How the RDA impacts SSHOC (Feedback from Project Partners)

26 July 2019

This article is the second of two in a series and explores how the partners in the SSHOC project are making use of RDA Outputs and Recommendations, and Interest and Working Groups in the course of their work, Context for this analysis is provided in Part 1: HOW THE RDA IMPACTS SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH – Highlights from the Report by DANS RDA Europe 4.0 Ambassador Dr. Braukman.

How the RDA impacts social sciences research (and what’s in it for SSHOC)

19 July 2019

RDA Europe 4.0 Social Sciences Ambassador Ricarda Braukman has analysed the RDA Working and Interest Groups and identified those initiatives of particular relevance to social scientists.

This article is the first of two in a series and presents the highlights from Dr. Braukman's RDA for Social Sciences report.

FAIRsFAIR Open Call for Data Repositories

15 July 2019

The FAIRsFAIR Project is launching an Open Call for Data Repositories, to achieve the CoreTrustSeal certification and support "FAIRification on repositories. Deadline 30 August 2019.

The FAIRsFAIR project started to work on practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. Emphasis is on fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR.

Developing the SSHOC Dataverse

11 July 2019

Slava Tykhonov from the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW) and Philipp Conzett (UiT/DataverseNO) presented the vision for the development of the Dataverse SSHOC project at the Dataverse Community Meeting 2019 at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 19-22 June 2019. This event, hosted by Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, gathered an international representation of researchers, librarians, publishers, developers and anyone interested in sharing data or building repositories from all over the world.

Presenting the SSH Open Marketplace at the DARIAH Annual Event 2019

10 July 2019

The DARIAH Annual Event 2019 gathered more than 200 people and was a great opportunity to discuss first concrete steps towards the creation of the SSH Open Marketplace. Work on this project started in January 2019 under the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) project.

Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud: What’s in it for research libraries?

08 July 2019

Reporting back from the first SSHOC workshop at LIBER2019. Over 100 people recently attended the first SSHOC workshop, organised by project partners CLARIN, DANS, DARIAH and LIBER to highlight the project, the planned SSH Open Marketplace and activities towards building expertise for users, such as the SSHOC Training Network and Toolkit.

My Cloud, your Cloud, our Cloud

21 May 2019

On April 10-12 the EOSC-hub week was organised in Prague as their annual all-hands meeting to discuss the progress in rolling out EOSC data management services.

The SSH Community gathered to present SSHOC and to discuss its governance in the EOSC perspective, its upcoming marketplace, training materials, survey methodologies, solutions, tools and services.