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News from committee  Le 14/06/2019
A number of criteria,  qualified as exemplarity criteria, have been defined by the Committee for Open Science. They will be used to guide the choice of investments to be made in scientific publishing and more particularly in platforms, infrastructures and…
illustration The French National Research Agency (ANR) has launched a “Flash” call for ideas on open sciences
News from committee  Le 04/04/2019
French National Research Agency (ANR) “Flash” call for ideas on open sciences is a planned component of the national plan for open science and represents an opportunity to accelerate the process of development in several French scientific communities regarding important…
News from committee  Le 14/06/2019
A number of criteria,  qualified as exemplarity criteria, have been defined by the Committee for Open Science. They will be used to guide the choice of investments to be made in scientific publishing and more particularly in platforms, infrastructures and…
illustration Toward the certification of open access books
News from committee  Le 22/05/2019
A new foundation, named the Directory of open access books (DOAB), has just been launched, gearing up Europe with a peer certification mechanism for open access scientific monographs. This project is driven by the CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université and the Dutch…
illustration The French National Research Agency (ANR) has launched a “Flash” call for ideas on open sciences
News from committee  Le 04/04/2019
French National Research Agency (ANR) “Flash” call for ideas on open sciences is a planned component of the national plan for open science and represents an opportunity to accelerate the process of development in several French scientific communities regarding important…
Watch  Le 21/02/2019
The Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act was promulgated on January 14, 2019 . By signing it into law, President Trump enacted the basic principle that all government data, including federally funded research data, must be made…
News from committee  Le 25/01/2019
The Commitee for Open Science has published a short reply to the online consultation run by the cOAlition S on the Guide for the implemention of Plan S published at the end of November 2018. This memorandum focuses on elements…
News from committee  Le 25/01/2019
The Committee for Open Science has made recommendations on the 10 points of the Plan S in response to a request from the French National Research Agency (ANR). The ANR signed the Plan S and thus committed to scientific publications…
Watch  Le 16/01/2019
Every year Heather Morrison reports on the past year with figures on her blog The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics. For her, 2018 was the “best year yet for net growth of open access”. Here are some figures on journals, articles…
illustration Update of the analysis of the Open Data and Open Science policies in Europe (SPARC/DCC)
Watch  Le 04/01/2019
SPARC has put a report online which updates information on European policies on open data and science by concentrating on the period between January and November 2018. The original analysis was published in May 2017. It discusses the continuing increase…
illustration Building Bibliodiversity with Multiple Approaches. Joint Statement of the French Open Science Committee, promotors of the Jussieu Call, and the Open Access 2020 Initiative
News from committee  Le 20/12/2018
During the 14th Berlin Open Access Conference, on 3-4 December 2018, a joint statement was drafted by the French Open Science Committee (Bibliodiversity WG and the College of Publications) and the OA2020 carriers. Joint efforts will be initiated in 2019…
Watch  Le 03/12/2018
The cOAlition S has just published the guide to setting up Plan S. The document is seven pages long, and it provides the elements about the rules to respect so that scientific publications are in harmony with plan S. It…
illustration National Open Science Days – JNSO 2018
Watch  Le 29/11/2018
The programme for the first National Open Science Days (JNSO) is online. These days will be on December 4th, 5th and 6th and take place at the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI). Bernard Larrouturou, general director…
Watch  Le 23/11/2018
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) was launched on November 23rd 2018 at an event organized in Vienna by the Austrian presidency of the Council of the European Union. This event marks the conclusion of a long process of consultation…
Watch  Le 23/11/2018
The European Commission’s group of experts’ final report and action plan on FAIR data have just been published. They highlight the measures which need to be taken regarding research culture and technology to make sure that data, codes and other…
Watch  Le 15/11/2018
LIBER and other organizations – Allied for Startups, the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the European University Association (EUA) and Digital Europe – have sent an open letter to the European Commission, Council and Parliament who are currently negotiating the…
Watch  Le 06/11/2018
In a statement dated November 5th 2018, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that they are joining the “cOAlition S” and approve the principles of the Plan S. In parallel to this statement, Wellcome has published the details…
News from committee  Le 19/09/2018
Proposal from the French Open science committee – Free and open source group / Proposition du Comité pour la science ouverte – Groupe projet logiciels libres et open source (PDF) OSM: Open Science Monitor Open Science Monitor – Draft methodological…
illustration Open science: adoption in 11 European countries and for ERC programmes of obligatory open access for publications
News from committee  Le 06/09/2018
On Tuesday September 4th 2018, 11 National research funding organizations announced the launch of cOAlition S, with the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council (ERC). cOAlition S is an initiative that aims to substantiate free access…
News from committee  Le 31/08/2018
Feedback from the French Open science committee / Commentaires du Comité pour la science ouverte (PDF) The draft methodological note[1] published by the EC about the Open Science Monitor raises several questions. As it encourages for feedback, we detail below…
illustration The first newsletter of the coalition concerning the sustainability of services for open science (SCOSS)
Watch  Le 10/08/2018
The SCOSS coalition (Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services) is a network of institutions engaged in securing the future of open access. Each year, the coalition will invite the non-commercial services of open access/open science to present applications for…
illustration The national plan for open science
Watch  Le 04/07/2018
Today, Wednesday July 4th 2018, Frédérique VIDAL, Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation revealed the national plan for open science during the annual conference of the League of European Research Libraries (LIBER). France is building an ambitious policy with…
News from committee  Le 25/05/2018
This guide was written by researchers, lawyers and professionals of scientific and technical information* to inform researchers clearly and simply of the new rights that the October 2016 law for a Digital Republic has opened to them for the diffusion…
Watch  Le 27/10/2016
This report, commissioned by BSN 4 and BSN 7, is concerned with the new ways in which open access journals can be editorialised. The transition to open access has accelerated in recent years. Several countries have established a legal framework…
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