From January 2019 we transformed the current social sciences & humanities data landscape with its disciplinary silos and separate facilities into an integrated, cloud-based network of interconnected data infrastructures.

To continue to break down the silos and ensure the sustainability of our developed resources in the long run, the growing consortium has agreed to continue to collaborate under the SSHOC Memorandum of Understanding, to enhance mutual interaction, build upon and expand existing synergies and expertise, and support sharing of know-how in all areas of common interest.

The overall objective is to establish the SSH Open Cluster as an instrument of further collaboration between different SSH community stakeholders taking an active role in promoting the quality and impact of SSH within the European Research Area and beyond.

To showcase this unity beyond the project lifetime, the consortium is expanding on its already established project branding with a sustainable branding as the SSH Open Cluster.



SSH Open Cluster logo


Example of KERs tools new branding



Watch the SSH Open Cluster video! 






Advancing SSH Research with SSHOCingly good and sustainable resources


We have published online the video recording of our final event! In a simple playlist you can find the inputs we collected during the event, click on play and enjoy the discussions:

The discussion around life after SSHOC was the core topic discussed during the plenaries of the two days we spent together, we chose these 3 videos to introduce the future vision for SSH: 

Welcome Plenary: Connecting the dots for SSH implementation in EOSC

Started the conference with multi-faceted views on SSH and complementary EU initiatives


Opening plenary: Breaking down silos on the road to the SSH Open Cluster

AfterSSHOC: synergies along the journey to EOSC and a view into the future

An interactive panel discussion on the added value for researchers, governance, collaboration in EOSC, future collaboration and a collaborative future.



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