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.
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)….”
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.
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.
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.
“The INKE Open Scholarship Policy Observatory collects research, tracks findings and national and international policy changes, and facilitates understanding of open social scholarship across Canada and internationally…”
“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.”
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…”
“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….”
“The national training action “Open science: towards shared knowledge” will be held on October 19 and 20, 2021 in Meudon . Proposed by the DDOR, it is organized jointly with the Inist, the CCSD, the Renatis and Médici networks, and the CNRS data workshop.
This ANF is mainly aimed at information professionals who have a crucial role to play in supporting scientific communities in the open science movement. It is one of the stages in the implementation of the CNRS roadmap and research data plan”
“This is the objective that Inist wishes to achieve with its “? Open science thesaurus?” which has just been posted on its Loterre terminology platform ?: https://www.loterre.fr/skosmos/TSO/fr /
The terminological engineering department of Inist initiated this work by relying on existing glossaries in this field and on the open science taxonomy resulting from the FOSTER project. The terminological resource was then enriched thanks to a search of reference documents in the field.”
“Launched in July 2018 by the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the National Plan for Open Science has three objectives: generalize open access to publications, structure and open research data , initiate a sustainable dynamic, European and international. The ministry draws up a positive assessment of these three years of mobilization, in terms of actions carried out and respect of the commitments made. (…) ”