Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC)

Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) is developing the social sciences and humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

A consortium of 20 partners and 29 collaborating organisations, coordinated by CESSDA, will transform the current social sciences & humanities data landscape with its disciplinary silos and separate facilities into an integrated, cloud-based network of interconnected data infrastructures, where data, tools, and training are available and accessible.

These data infrastructures will be supported by the tools and training which allow scholars and researchers to access, process, analyse, enrich and compare data across the boundaries of individual repositories or institutions.

The UK Data Service contribution includes:

  • improving infrastructures for depositors, repositories and users through improved interoperability
  • supporting partners in becoming Trustworthy Digital Repositories by achieving the CoreTrustSeal
  • developing and collating training materials on the SSHOC and contributing to implementing a sustainable SSHOC trainer network with toolkit
  • enhancing and extending the infrastructure for secure remote access to research data

Our contribution

Principal Investigator: Hervé L'Hours

Project Officers: Beate Lichtwardt, Veerle Van den Eynden, Hina Zahid, Anca Vlad

Funder: EU framework programme Horizon 2020

Dates: January 2019 to April 2022


European-wide partnership of 20 partners and 29 collaborating organisations

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