Welcome to the SSHOC Training Discovery Toolkit

The SSHOC Training Discovery Toolkit is a registry for training and learning materials in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). Through the Toolkit, you can search for existing training and learning materials on various topics relevant for scholars in the SSH.

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Who is the Toolkit for?

The Toolkit was developed primarily for trainers in the SSH domain, but it contains relevant resources for anyone interested in scientific training and learning materials. Next to SSH domain-specific training materials, the Toolkit also contains resources on doman-general topics, including for instance didactics, Open Science and Research Data Management.

What sources does the Toolkit use?

The Toolkit includes information on training materials from various sources. The term source in this case refers to an organisation, group or project that provides learning or training materials. For each of the sources, exemplar materials that this source provides are described in the Toolkit. These individual learning or training materials are called items in the Toolkit.

What types of materials are included in the Toolkit?

The Toolkit covers a variety of materials that can be used in training activities. The included formats range from individual items to e-learning modules, and courses, or workshops. It also includes slides, videos, games, as well as reports, and computational notebooks. 

What topics does the Toolkit cover?

The Toolkit covers different topics relevant for trainers in the SSH and beyond. There are many resources related to Research Data Management and FAIR data. The Toolkit covers domain-general topics like Open Science, and didactics, as well as SSH-specific materials, for instance on text encoding or survey data. Sources and items contain information on the topics they cover through a topic tag and the Toolkit has a closed list of curated topics serving as a summary of recurring topics across all materials.

Why was the Toolkit developed?

There are many great training resources out there and this Toolkit was developed to make these resources discoverable. By collecting standardized information and links to relevant training materials from SSHOC partners and beyond in one registry, we enable trainers in the SSH to find a variety of materials they can reuse to develop and improve their own training activities.

Who developed the Toolkit?

The Toolkit was developed by the SSHOC project which is building the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The partners involved in the training and community building activities of the SSHOC project (DANS, LIBER, CLARIN, UKDA, GESIS and UCL) oversee the Toolkit development and curate new sources and items.

How can I contribute to the Toolkit?

We are always happy to hear suggestions to improve the Toolkit. We also welcome suggestions for new materials that could be interesting for trainers in the SSH. You can report bugs or corrections and suggest additions to the Toolkit through this form. 

Who can I contact for more information?

If you want more information about the Training Toolkit you can contact training@sshopencloud.eu.