Are you part of the social sciences and humanities research community — either as a researcher or as a professional working with and serving SSH researchers?

Providing training, advice, and educational resources which enable data producers, data users, and data professionals to gain maximum benefit from the SSH area of the EOSC is a key focus for SSHOC.

Many of the project partners have recognised expertise as trainers in the discovery, use and management of research data. Our aim is to cherry pick the best of the existing resources and develop additional materials to be shared with our community. Materials developed will be openly hosted on an existing platform or training hub such as Github, C-PAN, C-RAN, The Programming Historian, and FOSTER. These resources will also be featured in the SSH Open Marketplace.

Workshops & Webinars

In 2020 and 2021, SSHOC will run 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


Train-the Trainer Toolkit & Bootcamps

A highlight of our training work will be the launch in early 2020 of a Train-the-Trainer toolkit, a coherent set of organised training materials in the form of individual learning objects, modules, and full learning paths designed to optimise the use of the tools, services, and data available in SSHOC and in the EOSC as a whole.

The Toolkit will be initially showcased at three boot camps — organised in collaboration with training organisations in pre-selected national nodes. These will serve as the basis for Train-the-Trainer workshops across Europe, and thereby for the creation of a Europe-wide SSHOC Training Community.


There are several ways to find out about SSHOC training opportunities and resources:

  1. Subscribe to the SSHOC newsletter. We will alert you when events are planned and resources published. 
  2. Join the SSHOC Training Community. This online community is for SSH trainers: a place to meet, preview training materials and volunteer to host a SSHOC workshop. We are also working on a Europe-wide directory of certified trainers.
  3. Follow SSHOC on social media. All key releases and news will be published on our Twitter and LinkedIn channels.


Services to support FAIR Data: 3rd workshop “Synergies for Sustainable, Open and Responsible Research”

Date Monday, 16 September, 2019 - 07:00 to Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 - 16:00

Location Porto, Portugal

"Culture & Technology" European Summer University in Digital Humanities

Date Friday, 2 August, 2019 - 14:15 to 15:45

Location Leipzig, Germany

Digital Humanities 2019 Workshop: The Case Of Interview Data

Date Tuesday, 9 July, 2019 - 07:00

Location Utrecht, The Netherlands

CESSDA Webinar: The GDPR and research one year on: experiences across Europe

Date Thursday, 27 June, 2019 - 13:00 to 14:30

Location Online

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

Date Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 - 08:30 to 10:00

Location Dublin, Ireland