This task aims to identify and develop use cases based on Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) communities engagement. In order to do that, we will rely on consortia funded by Huma-Num and other partners from DARIAH (e.g. Italy and Germany). Another focus will be done on the link between data and publication. HAL, the French national open archive created by CCSD, provide a specific portal for SSH communities to deposit and deliver their publications in open access.
CCSD will work with Huma-Num to link publications on HAL to research data in data repositories, especially Nakala, the data repository from Huma-Num dedicated to SSH. This case will be a model for linking with other data repositories used in SSH communities. Finally, the idea is to liaise with CO-OPERAS GO-FAIR Implementation Network to ensure that SSH needs are correctly taken in account in order to facilitate the integration of SSH in EOSC.
SSH are very fragmented and diverse. Presenting use cases representatives is a big challenge per se. So, gathering representatives use cases from CO-OPERAS community (SSH, scientific communication) and SSH in France is part of this work (Cf. MS24)
Our main focus represents in itself a challenge and a need widely shared in SSH communities: linking scientific publications with (raw) data stored in a structured and “FAIR” way in a secure repository. We thus decided to work on a POC consisting in linking publications in HaL (French Open archive) to data stored in the Nakala French repository dedicated to SSH (MS25). The implementation of this POC will address various core question to current research in SSH, as you can see in the video embedded on top of this page.
Finally, another big challenge is to imagine next uses and evolutions of the POC which could be replicated in other domains.
We can identify two main topics that SSH communities will benefit from the EOSC-Pillar project:
Next challenge in parallel of the central Use Case 5 is to study in more details the links and possible collaborations between the use case on Lidar data and WP7.
If the main highlight remains the implementation of the POC between the HAL and NAKALA repositories, various extensions are envisaged: