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Who’s behind the SSH Open Marketplace?
Tue 6 Dec 2022

A sneak preview of the new members of the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Board!

The SSH Open Marketplace is a discovery portal which pools and contextualises resources for Social Sciences and Humanities research communities: tools, services, training materials, datasets, publications and workflows.

This service was developed in the context of the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud project (2019-2022) and was delivered to the public by the end of the project in April 2022.

Since then, an Editorial Board ensures the day-to-day maintenance and the data quality of the SSH Open Marketplace. The Editorial Board cooperates with the service providers and the end-users of the service (SSH researchers and support staff for researchers). It ensures the technical running of operation, the effectiveness of the curation process and the editorial policy’s successful implementation.

Earlier in 2022, the team started with eight members, appointed by CESSDA, CLARIN and DARIAH, the three ERICs sustaining the SSH Open Marketplace.

The team launched an open call inviting new members to join the board. As a result, nine new members were appointed from all over Europe and at different career stages.

Meet the new members

Elena Battaner Moro is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain. With a strong commitment to Open Science, Elena is also a member of the RDA and the EOSC Future User Group. Joining the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Team is an opportunity for her to consolidate the vocabularies and taxonomies related to the different subjects and activities of CESSDA, DARIAH and CLARIN, as well as the possibility to contribute to the training and information about research infrastructures.

Stefan Buddenbohm works as project manager in the Research and Development Department at the Göttingen State and University Library, in Germany. Already involved in the development of the SSH Open Marketplace via the SSHOC project, Stefan joins the Editorial Team with an interest to enhance the uptake and awareness of the SSH Open Marketplace in the German research community. Stefan builds the bridge to the German NFDI - the National Research Data Infrastructure - a joint effort of up to 30 disciplinary consortia. Currently he’s coordinating the task area Infrastructure/Operations of  Text+, the NFDI research data infrastructure for text- and language based research data.

Maja Dolinar is Head of Digital Preservation at the Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP) at the University of Ljubljana, in Slovenia. ADP is the Slovenian service provider of CESSDA. Maja has an extensive expertise in quality evaluation of resources and an everyday experience in metadata and managing social science research data. Motivated to share her experiences, learn from other members of the Board and contribute to improving and disseminating the SSH Open Marketplace resources, Maja will also pay particular attention to the early career researchers’ needs towards the service.

"As a researcher in the social sciences and humanities, I find the SSH Open Marketplace to be an excellent resource. As a member of the SSH Marketplace Editorial Board, my role will be assessing what the service can offer to early career researchers."

Cristina Grisot is a researcher in Language Sciences and Communication as well as Project Manager and Scientific Consultant. Currently working for the Swiss nodes of CLARIN and DARIAH at the University of Zurich and at the Swiss National Center for Data & Services for the Humanities DaSCH, Cristina is interested in contributing to the (meta)data quality of linguistic resources and of specific content types, as well as to the dissemination and training of the SSH Open Marketplace.

Michael Kurzmeier is Postdoctoral Research Associate In Digital Humanities at the University College Cork, in Ireland. Actively involved in the development of new DH tools as well as the evaluation of existing solutions, and also co-chair of the DARIAH Community Engagement Working Group, joining the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Board is for Michael an opportunity to provide researchers with the best digital tools for their work while at the same time deepening his understanding for researcher training needs.

Barbara McGillivray is Lecturer Digital Humanities and Cultural Computation at the Department of Digital Humanities of King's College London, Turing Research Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute and Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Open Humanities Data (JOHD). Barbara is bringing her expertise in interdisciplinary research at the intersection between humanities and computational sciences, with a particular focus on language data to the SSH Open Marketplace. And great synergies between the Journal of Open Humanities Data and the SSH Open Marketplace will also be on the agenda!

Clara Parente Boavida works at the Research Support Office at Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, in Portugal, focusing particularly on Open Science issues, research data management, post award activities or bibliometric indicator studies. Clara joins the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Board team to contribute to the enrichment of content and dissemination of the service and is also bringing her experience in reusing training materials provided by Research Infrastructures.

Christian Schuster is the Director of the Transylvania Digital Humanities Centre (DigiHUBB) at the Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, in Romania. Christian brings his experience in interdisciplinary studies and his expertise in (meta)data curation to the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Board.

Magdalena Wnuk is Open Science Specialist at The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Digital Humanities Centre. She is also coordinating the Polish national node for the OPERAS infrastructure.  By joining the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Board, Magdalena would like to continue communicating the available tools among various audiences as well as contributing to metadata quality improvement in social sciences and humanities.

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