Join us on our very human Social Science & Humanities Open Cloud – SSHOC Initiative

A Journey of interconnections through an open circuit, open as science should be

May 2019 starts the first of a series of periodical updates on the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud, its evolutions, principal achievements, upcoming tools and services for our large community of users, targeted and related events, opportunities to engage, success stories from the partners and from the broader SSH field. Join us in being a part of this stimulating trip!

SSHOC is the most human-centric cluster in the European Open Science Cloud and as such we value our community deeply. Our logo is a statement in itself: its human-like shapes symbolise communities and interconnection while remaining an open circuit, open as science should be.

In this first edition we highlight the very interactive SSHOC Kick-off meeting where more than 100 participants joined to mark the beginning of exciting times to come, our upcoming workshops at the DH2019 event and at the LIBER Annual Event, and share video interviews with our project coordinator and partners.

Enjoy the read & do get back to us if you have any stories you would like to share with us!


My Cloud, your Cloud, our Cloud: SSHOC at EOSChub week

The SSH Community gathered to present SSHOC on April 10-12 on the occasion of the EOSC-hub week organised in Prague at their annual all-hands meeting to discuss the progress in rolling out EOSC data management services. As on of the newly launched Infra-EOSC Cluster Projects SSHOC played a prominent role during the event and it was highlighted during a dedicated thematic session on EOSC for Social Sciences and Humanities. The panel featured SSHOC governance in the EOSC perspective, its upcoming marketplace, training materials, survey methodologies, solutions, tools and services.


How does SSHOC connect to the EOSC? Interview with the project's coordinator Ron Dekker

Being a member of the EOSC Executive Board, CESSDA director and SSHOC coordinator Ron Dekker will ensure a prominent role of the Social Sciences and Humanities inside the EOSC, together with all the members and partner organisations that cover multiple, strategic boards of European Open Science Cloud. Watch the video below to hear what he has to say about the SSH Open Cloud project and how it will strenghten the cooperation within the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Exciting, multidisciplinary and promising! That's how Franciska de Jong, executive director of CLARIN-ERIC, describes SSHOC. Frank Fischer, co-director of DARIAH, introduces us to the SSHOC Marketplace, a knowledge hub filled not just with services and tools but with solutions and practices. Astrid Verheusen, executive director of LIBER, the European Association of Research Libraries, explains how LIBER will foster SSHOC's communities, organise workshops and webinars and bring in guidance and perspective from research libraries. Have a look at all the interviews with our partners here.


LIBER Annual Event Workshop - Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud: What’s in it for research libraries?

A joint workshop about SSHOC will be organised at the LIBER Annual Event, with a special focus on research libraries. Representatives from the SSHOC project and from LIBER’s Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage and Digital Skills for library staff and researchers Working groups will present the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud and its opportunities for libraries.


DH2019 Workshop: The Case Of Interview Data

A multidisciplinary approach to the use of technology in research using interview methods

The event will take place at the Digital Humanities Conference 2019, in Utrecht from the 9th to the 12th of July and it is organised by in collaboration with the SSHOC project, with CLARIN ERIC and with the UK Data Service. This workshop addresses the data creation phase of the data lifecycle within the Social Sciences and Humanities, one of the major goals of the SSHOC project. Through this event we aim to break down some of the barriers that scholars encounter in the use of speech technologies and interview data by offering the opportunity to apply, experiment and exchange tools and methods that have been developed in the realm of Digital Humanities.


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