Open Science Days@UGA 2023 –

“The second edition of OSDays in Grenoble will take place in person from November 14 to 16, 2023 .

The 10 years of the HAL UGA portal give us the opportunity to offer you open access scientific publications and publishing as a central theme. We have planned conferences on different themes divided into four sessions:  

the context and opportunities of open science, including legal aspects
new models of scientific publications/publishing (economic models, new content, evolution of reviewing)
evaluation reform, reproducibility, the place of participatory research
the developments of the CCSD platforms (HAL, EPIsciences and sciencesCONF) in a rapidly changing ecosystem.

Around the Open Science Days, several satellite events (workshops, meetings, etc.) will be held to support the submission of publications to HAL.”

Comment publier en Open Access sans payer de frais supplémentaires ? – Open science : évolutions, enjeux et pratiques

From Google’s English:  “In the biomedical field, gold journals often ask authors to pay publication fees to publish in Open Access ( Article Processing Charges or APC). And the more prestigious the journal, the higher the costs. But then, how can you avoid paying APCs?

Thanks to the strategy of non-assignment of rights

By affixing a Creative Commons CC-BY license to your manuscript, you remain in control of its distribution. This strategy makes it possible to overcome the embargo period imposed by the publisher which can last up to 6 months in the disciplines of Science – Technology – Medicine (STM). Thus, whatever journal your article is published in, you can, without delay and without charge , make the accepted author manuscript available in open access in an open archive such as HAL ( green route ).

How to do it ? Find all the details for implementing this strategy in the practical guide published by the Committee for Open Science ….”

Library to host Francophone OER Summit | Library

“On April 27, the University of Ottawa Library, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Research Librariesnorth_east

external link (CARL), will host the Francophone OER Summit. Held both onsite and online, this event dedicated to open educational resources (OER) will bring together some 30 practitioners, experts and students from Francophone communities across Canada and Québec.

OER are free and openly accessible learning and teaching resources. They can be custom created, adapted or translated, and are widely available. They are also more equitable for users.

The lack of French-language educational resources and textbooks is an issue that has been highlighted by many at the University of Ottawa , as well as by stakeholders at other Francophone and bilingual post-secondary institutions in Canada . In this context, the creation and adaptation of OER in French can help mitigate this problem….”

« Il n’y pas de raison que les scientifiques fassent une cession exclusive gratuite de leurs œuvres aux éditeurs » | CNRS

“The CNRS now asks its researchers to apply the strategy of non-assignment of copyright when submitting their articles to publishers.

What is the non-assignment policy?
Alain Schuhl:  Scientists are the owners of their works: there is no reason for them to make an exclusive free transfer of them to publishers, thus depriving themselves of the possibility of reusing their own publications. With the strategy of non-assignment of copyright, it is now possible to distribute the accepted author manuscript (AAM) in immediate open access in an open archive, in particular the AAM of an article published in a journal under subscription. This allows immediate open access to be developed without paying publication charges (also misleadingly called article processing charges or APC)….

n English, it is about “  rights retention strategy ” which has been translated into French as “strategy of non-cession of rights”. The full wording would be: “strategy of not assigning   copyright  exclusively to a publisher  ”. By immediately placing a CC-BY license on all their manuscripts up to the MAA, the authors avoid having their publication taken over entirely by the publisher. That’s why in English it’s called a “  retention of rights” strategy, because you don’t cede all your copyrights exclusively to the publisher. But to tell the truth, by putting a CC-BY license on his MAA, it is actually a “strategy of opening of rights”, since the scientist no longer needs to authorize other people to use his publication to translate it, distribute it, etc. Moreover, the author may freely reuse his own texts, graphics and other content for his courses or any communication, which is not the case when he assigns all of his rights to the publisher….”

Côte d’Ivoire : Abidjan accueille la 7ème édition de la conférence annuelle du Réseau d’Education et de Recherche de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (WACREN) – News

The Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan will host on April 28 and 29, 2022 the annual conference of WACREN on “open science in Africa”.

This international event includes a pre-conference, meetings, workshops and the WACREN conference.

This edition of the conference is dedicated to open science and it focuses on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. Open science and data science are real opportunities to boost research actions and sustainable development. The UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science provides an international consensus framework for research communities, research funding agencies and research organizations to conduct activities guided by the principles of openness and transparency.


Ouvrir la Science – Remise des prix science ouverte du logiciel libre de la recherche

From Google’s English:  “For the first year, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation is awarding the Open Science Prizes for Free Research Software. Ten software developed by French teams are rewarded for their contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

As part of the second National Plan for Open Science, the open science prizes for free research software highlight projects and research teams working on the development and dissemination of free software and contributing to the construction of a common good of prime importance. Their objective is to recognize the important contribution made by the production of free software and to draw the attention of the scientific community to exceptional or very promising achievements, which can serve as a model for the next generations of researchers and engineers. The prizes were awarded on the decision of a jury of experts chaired by Daniel Le Berre (Lens Computer Science Research Center, University of Artois-CNRS)….”

Espace Presse – Le CEA publie son baromètre science ouverte 2021

For the first time, in 2022, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) is offering institutions the version of the French open science barometer adapted to their scholarly publications. The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) publishes the most significant results of its 2021 open science barometer
According to the CEA’s 2021 open science barometer, 80% of the CEA’s 5,375 scientific publications in 2020 are available in open access.

Recherches participatives, open innovation et science ouverte : qualité des données

The “Research Data College” of the Open Science Committee (CoSO) is carrying out a survey on the practices relating to the production or use of open data in the context of participatory research, open innovation and open science, in particular the quality of data and metadata in this process.

Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, ministre de la Culture, et Frédérique Vidal, ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, annoncent la création d’un Observatoire de l’édition scientifique |

The Scholarly Publishing Observatory is a forum for consultation and dialogue among various actors in scholarly publishing and private, public and research sectors.

The Observatory will strive to ensure sustainability of a diverse ecosystem of journals and publications, ensuring wide dissemination of research results. To this end, it will conduct studies and collect data to get a better understanding of scholarly journals and books and to address the challenges of open science. Based on these studies, it will be able to make recommendations to political authorities, to channel support to scholarly publishing and to answer questions about it. The Observatory is independent from the Open Science Committee, but can collaborate with it as much as necessary.

Plan d’action 2022 de l’Agence nationale de la recherche : Évolutions et nouvelle feuille de route pour l’année à venir (National Research Agency 2022 action plan: Developments and new roadmap for the coming year)

From Google’s English: 

“The 2022 Action Plan of the National Research Agency (ANR) is part of the 2021-2030 Research Programming Law (LPR), which consolidates ANR’s missions and strengthens its resources. , and the Plan France relaunch for 2021-2022. ANR’s annual roadmap, the Action Plan describes the actions and calls for projects proposed by the Agency for the coming year, thus giving all scientific communities and all public or private companies involved in French research, general visibility of its funding offer.”

Ouvrir la Science – Deuxième Plan national pour la science ouverte

From Google’s English:  “The National Open Science Plan announced in 2018 by the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal, has enabled France to adopt a coherent and dynamic policy in the field of open science, coordinated by the Committee for Open Science, which brings together the ministry, research and higher education institutions and the scientific community. After three years of implementation, the progress made is notable. The rate of French scientific publications in open access rose from 41% to 56%. The National Open Science Fund was created, it launched two calls for projects in favor of open scientific publication and it supported structuring international initiatives. The National Research Agency and other funding agencies now require open access to publications and the drafting of data management plans for the projects they fund. The function of ministerial research data administrator has been created and a network is being deployed in the establishments. About twenty universities and research organizations have adopted an open science policy. Several guides and recommendations for putting open science into practice have been published. About twenty universities and research organizations have adopted an open science policy. Several guides and recommendations for putting open science into practice have been published. About twenty universities and research organizations have adopted an open science policy. Several guides and recommendations for putting open science into practice have been published.

The steps already taken and the evolution of the international context invite us to extend, renew and strengthen our commitments by adopting a second National Plan for Open Science, the effects of which will be deployed until 2024. With this new plan, France is continuing the ambitious trajectory initiated by the law for a digital republic of 2016 and confirmed by the research programming law of 2020, which includes open science in the missions of researchers and teacher-researchers.

This second National Plan extends its scope to source codes resulting from research, it structures actions in favor of the opening or sharing of data through the creation of the Research Data Gouv platform, it multiplies the levers of transformation in order to generalize open science practices and it presents disciplinary and thematic variations. It is firmly in line with a European ambition and proposes, within the framework of the French Presidency of the European Union, to act to take effective account of open science practices in individual and collective research evaluations. It is about initiating a process of sustainable transformation in order to make open science a common and shared practice…”

Bilan du Plan national pour la science ouverte : des engagements tenus, des avancées majeures réalisées en 3 ans – Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation

“On July 4, 2018, Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, launched the National Plan for Open Science on the occasion of the LIBER days, which bring together more than 400 European university libraries, in the University of Lille.

The report on the implementation of the plan published today traces the many actions carried out during these three years and is a powerful testimony to the respect of the commitments made .

The National Open Science Fund was created , it launched two calls for projects in favor of open scientific publication and it supported structuring international initiatives.  
Substantial resources have been deployed to strengthen and perpetuate the national open archive HAL, both technically and for its governance and economic model.  
The National Research Agency and other funding agencies now require open access to publications and the drafting of data management plans for the projects they fund.  
The function of ministerial research data administrator has been created and a network is being deployed in the establishments. It is about having a strategic vision on the management and openness of research data.  
Several guides and recommendations for putting open science into practice in everyday research have been published.  
About twenty universities and research organizations have adopted an open science policy.  
France has taken its full place at European and international level to promote its vision of open science  : – the National Open Science Fund has supported structuring international initiatives, such as Software Heritage, the world archive of software, or Research Data Alliance, – it plays its full part in the structuring of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and participates in its governance….”