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What is the SSH Open Marketplace?

The Social Sciences and Humanities Open Marketplace, built as part of the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud project (SSHOC), is a discovery portal which pools and contextualises resources for Social Sciences and Humanities research communities: tools, services, training materials, datasets, publications and workflows. The Marketplace highlights and showcases solutions and research practices for every step of the SSH research data life cycle.

The SSH Open Marketplace is:

  • a discovery portal, to foster serendipity in digital methods
  • an aggregator of useful and well curated resources
  • a catalogue, contextualising resources
  • an entry point in the EOSC for the Social Sciences and Humanities researchers

The SSH Open Marketplace is not:

  • a repository. Nothing is hosted in the SSH Open Marketplace. Workflow content type can be hosted, but this is an exception
  • a data catalogue. The goal is not to collect all the SSH datasets, but selected datasets are indexed to support the contextualisation (dataset mentioned in a publication or used in a training material for example).
  • a commercial Marketplace. There is nothing to sell in the SSH Open Marketplace. Commercial software/services can be referenced.

What does the SSH Open Marketplace have to offer you?

Watch the “SSH Open Marketplace - explained the easy way” to understand what the service has to offer!


How to use it?

Using the SSH Open Marketplace, you can:

  • Search the resources, refining your query through faceted search. screenshot search resources
  • Browse the content by activities or keywords browsing screenshot
  • Obtain a detailed view of every item registered in the website, including a structured set of metadata describing the resource, and highlighting the related items to facilitate the discovery of relevant resources detailed view screenshot
  • Contribute to the Marketplace by suggesting new content or enriching existing items. See the Contribute pages for all the details.
  • Re-use the SSH Open Marketplace content using the Application programming Interface (API). See the API documentation section, if you want to know more.
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The SSH Open Marketplace is maintained and will be further developed by three European Research Infrastructures - DARIAH, CLARIN and CESSDA - and their national partners. It was developed as part of the "Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud" SSHOC project, European Union's Horizon 2020 project call H2020-INFRAEOSC-04-2018, grant agreement #823782.