WP6: Fostering Communities, Empowering Users, & Building Expertise

D6.3 Final report on the outcome of the awareness raising workshops

The awareness raising workshops were part of the SSHOC stakeholder engagement and awareness raising activities, aimed towards fostering communities in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The aim of the workshops was to raise awareness on SSHOC services and tools in development, gather feedback from various participants (e.g., data producers, data users, data experts, researchers, research librarians, secure data facility professionals, policy makers and civil society), and to inform project work based on the received feedback.

D6.4 Report on awareness webinars

The awareness-raising webinars were part of the community engaging activities of task 6.2 Fostering Communities: Engaging New & Existing Users. The goal was to inform the community about the development of SSHOC services and tools, consult with the community members, and showcase practical use cases. Webinars were organised in close cooperation with other work packages within the SSHOC project.

Overall, ten awareness webinars took place:

  1. Discussion meeting about requirements of CESSDA Service Providers for a Dataverse repository

D6.5 Report on Stakeholder Series events

The SSHOC stakeholder series aimed to showcase the progress and achievements of the projects and engage with a wider range of SSHOC stakeholders and other European initiatives; to promote the uptake of SSHOC tools, services, and shared data, equip producers, users, and experts with relevant skills and capabilities, and support the collaboration with other initiatives. The events in the series were designed to be cross-stakeholder to maximise the outreach and to foster the dialog and collaboration between SSHOC stakeholders.

D6.6 SSHOC Final Conference Report

The report covers the organisation, delivery, content, and lessons learned from the SSHOC Final Conference, titled “Advancing SSH Research with SSHOCingly good and sustainable resources”. The hybrid conference took place at Bluepoint premises in Brussels, Belgium, on 6 and 7 April 2022.

Task 6.2 and WP2 lead the organisation of the conference with the support of the project partners in the organising and programme committees.

D6.7 Inventory of existing learning materials

This report gives an overview of the landscape of training material in the SSH disciplines cluster and the broader context of EOSC based on inspecting main existing sources of training materials and their content. The collected information serves as input for further activities in WP6 as well as an important source of information for WP7.

D6.8 Report on training materials

The goal of task 6.3 “Empowering Users: Training Materials and Online Learning Paths” was primarily to provide an overview and to collect existing training materials in the area of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), as well as to support the creation of training materials within the SSHOC project. The task of inventorising was summarized in a previous deliverable D6.7 Inventory of training materials1.

D6.9 SSHOC Trainer Toolkit (draft)


This deliverable describes the first release of the SSHOC Training Toolkit which was launched on 20 April 2020. 

The Toolkit consists of an inventory of both self-learning materials and training materials which trainers in the Social Sciences and Humanities can use to develop and improve their own training activities.

MS38 Launch Community engagement strategy

This document describes the progress on carrying out the community engagement activities identified in the SSHOC Community Engagement Strategy (D6.1) under T6.2 and according to the means of verification as per the description of work.

MS39 Launch expertise strategy

This document describes the launch of D6.2 SSHOC Building Expertise Strategy and the related activities and tasks, proposed after the first year of the SSHOC project. It focuses on planning the initial iteration of the SSHOC Training Toolkit release and efforts to organize Train-the-trainer bootcamps and the SSHOC Stakeholder Forum.

MS40 SSHOC Training Toolkit (preliminary version)

This milestone report describes the first release of the SSHOC Training Toolkit which was launched on April 20th, 2020. The Toolkit is meant for SSH trainers to find and retrieve materials that can be used in training activities.