As we build the SSH area of the European Open Science Cloud, a key focus for SSHOC is providing training, advice, and educational resources for producers, users, and curators of Social Sciences and Humanities data. 

Our training activities are led by a team of expert trainers cherry picked from partner organisations recognised for their world-class know-how in the discovery, use, and management of research data.

Browse the overview on this page and follow the links to detailed information.

Workshops & Webinars

SSHOC workshops and webinars provide a unique window to world-class research data management expertise delivered to learners by the foremost authorities in relevant fields.

As well as an active and ongoing schedule of online and in person events focused on topics of fundamental importance and interest to the SSH Community, we also offer a constantly expanding collection of resource material including presentation slides, video recordings, and post-event reports.

During 2020 and 2021, SSHOC is running regular webinars and workshops on themes including: 

  • Data Protection and the GDPR
  • Data Stewardship and RDM in theory and practice
  • Data Citation principles and practice
  • Data Science for the Social Science and Humanities
  • Data Science for Heritage Science
  • Text Mining for the Social Sciences and Digital Humanities


Go to the Events page to check for upcoming training events and to locate post-event resources.

Train-the-Trainer Bootcamps

Train-the-Trainer Bootcamps are designed to offer working trainers across Europe the opportunity to develop and improve both their professional skills and their knowledge of the SSH research data management landscape. Topics include:

  • Dealing with 3rd party data and GDPR
  • Ethical issues with social media 
  • Open Science and FAIR data
  • Commonly used data management tools from CLARIN, CESSDA, DARIAH, LIBER
  • Didactics - e.g. organising interactive online and offline training events
  • Development of the SSHOC Training Discovery Toolkit


Check here and here for post-event reports on previous Train-the-Trainer Bootcamps.

Check the Events page for upcoming Train-the-Trainer Bootcamps.  

SSH Training Community 

The SSH Training Community is a worldwide membership group numbering more than 120 professional trainers who network actively to build their skills and expertise and further their careers.

Visit the dedicated SSH Training Community page to learn more and find out how to opt-in.

SSH Training Discovery Toolkit 

As a resource for researchers, service providers, data stewards, and trainers in the Social Sciences and Humanities, the SSH Training Discovery Toolkit provides an inventory of educational materials covering topics including:

  • Research data management
  • FAIR data
  • Open Science
  • Programming
  • Didactics


The Training Discovery Toolkit is in constant evolution as feedback is continuously received from the SSHOC Training Community and new services are incorporated into the SSH Open Marketplace.

Browse the SSH Training  Discovery Toolkit 


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