The Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud project (SSHOC) is designed to achieve a great vision: Creating the Social Sciences and Humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in a fully digital cloud-based infrastructure. Undoubtedly, people are at the center of SSHOC: researchers, IT developers, trainers, librarians, repository managers and many more that are both users and contributors. They share a common goal: conducting FAIR and meaningful research, developing supportive tools and services, and connecting people with a passion for the SSH from all over Europe. Thus, creating an interactive training network is a crucial aspect to the success of this pan-European project. To make this complex task work, a collaboration mechanism is needed with which knowledge can be gathered and shared. In order to facilitate such exchange and connection in the field of training and education, SSHOC has established the Training Community with its various formats and a so-called Trainers Directory.
The Trainers Directory is a database where trainers and experts in the field of SSH are listed. Individuals or organisations who are interested in providing training to find suitable experts in various topics can use the directory (i.e. Research Data Management or Open Science). The tool contains a pool of qualified and experienced trainers—often members of the SSH Training Community—who are enthusiastic to bring people interested in training to the next level of their expertise in a specific sub-domain.