The new collaboration, Social Science and Humanities Open Cloud for the Netherlands (SSHOC-NL), will enable researchers to securely and ethically connect and analyse a large amount of data. This will help them address most pressing social issues, such as polarisation, social inequalities and the changing environment.
SSHOC-NL is a new collaboration between ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) and CLARIAH (Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) and 15 national knowledge partners, which includes the POPNET project. It has been awarded €15.2 million funding from the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Facilities (GWI) of the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
SSHOC-NL enables the further development of ODISSEI and CLARIAH and the facilitation of new lines of research with high societal relevance. By pooling innovations, SSHOC-NL can develop a digital infrastructure in which the sharing, linking and combining of data, tools and services is made possible. This will further enhance the existing POPNET infrastructure that enables secure research into complex networks based on administrative records from Statistics Netherlands (CBS), among other things by making it interoperable with a wide range of other Social Science and Humanities data.