In line with the idea of a cloud, the project will not create one centralised infrastructure, rather it will develop a virtual infrastructure with existing and new infrastructures connected. SSHOC will offer a scalable and flexible model of access to research data and related services adapted to the needs of the SSH scientific community. It will allow switching between, addressing salient basic scientific research questions and mission-oriented societal questions.

SSHOC provides a multi-view of the SSH landscape, according to the main research lines of the all European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) landmarks and projects involved, namely Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences

SSH ERICs and projects

  • Cessda

    CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, provides large-scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the Social Sciences.

  • European Social Survey

    The European Social Survey is an academically driven cross-national survey that measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty nations.


    SHARE is a multidisciplinary & cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status & social & family networks of more than 120000 individuals.


    CLARIN, Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure, makes digital language resources available to scholars, researchers, students and citizen-scientists from all disciplines, especially in humanities and Social Sciences through single sign-on access.

  • Dariaheu

    DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, is a pan-European infrastructure for arts and humanities scholars working with computational methods. It supports digital research as well as the teaching of digital research methods.

  • E-RIHS - European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science

    E-RIHS is the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science that supports research on heritage interpretation, preservation, documentation and management.