SSHOC -Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud
Start Date: 01/01/2019,     End Date: 30/04/2022

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



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.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Anglos Demetrios
University Faculty Member

Scientific Staff

Prof. Sotiropoulou Sophia
University Faculty Member
CESSDA- Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives
ESS - European Social Survey
SHARE - Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe
CLARIN - European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology
LIBER- Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries
University of York, UK
Tilburg University, European Values Study
TRUST-IT Services Limited, UK
CNRS, France
Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerche, Italy
UCL -University College London, UK
The National Gallery (NG) , London UK
University of Nottingham, UK
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, DE


European Horizon 2020 framework