SSHOC-NL festively launched
On 17 April, SSHOC-NL was festively launched together with the eight other projects receiving funding from the GWI Roadmap. Robbert Dijkgraaf, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science: "These experiments are all magnets. They attract young talent and bring people together."
The Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robbert Dijkgraaf, was present. During the day, all projects presented their plans. CLARIAH’s Chief Technology Officer, Roeland Ordelman, was there to present SSHOC-NL. Regarding projects such as SSHOC-NL, the minister emphasized the importance of collecting large amounts of information and data in scientific research.
“The beauty of science is that it zooms in on the details, and then draws lessons from that for big social issues,” he stated. On important societal issues, one cannot say anything unless you have the data.