SSHOC -Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud

1 January 2019, to 30 April 2022

Project No: 823782, Co-ordinator: D. Anglos and S. Sotiropoulou

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The EU-funded SSHOC (Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud) project aims to encourage secure environments for sharing and using sensitive and confidential data. The project will contribute to the European Open Science agenda and the realization of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). SSHOC aligns with prescribed cluster activities in order to create a social sciences and humanities cloud that can fully encompass infrastructural support for the study of social and cultural phenomena. The greater intention is to create a European open cloud ecosystem for social sciences and humanities, consisting of an infrastructural and human component.

SSHOC is one of the activities foreseen under INFRAEOSC 04-2018, which supports the integration and consolidation of thematic e-infrastructure platforms in preparation for connecting them to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

SSHOC will provide the social sciences, humanities and heritage science contribution to the EOSC by:

• Interconnecting existing and new infrastructures from the SSH ERICs to build the SSH Cloud

• Maximising data reuse through Open Science and FAIR principles

• Providing training resources, a training network, and training activities

• Setting up an appropriate governance model


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SSHOC, “Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud”, has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 project call H2020-INFRAEOSC-04-2018, grant agreement #823782. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union can be held responsible for them.

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