A European working group just released its initial scheme for a digital portal for data sharing and discovery for non-scientists:
The Social Sciences & Humanities communities are in an urgent need of a place to gather and exchange information about their tools, services, and datasets. Although plenty of project websites, service registries, and data repositories exist, the lack of a central place integrating these assets and offering domain-relevant means to discuss and enrich them is evident. This place is the SSHOC Marketplace.
The report itself is a dense, acronym-filled slog, mired in lifeless bureaucratese. This is a paradox of the well-funded and otherwise laudable bundle of European initiatives for the SSH fields: a plodding sterility, a fixation on process documentation, that seems to wag the dog.