National Fund for Open Science

The French National Fund for Open Science is the financial instrument of the French Plan for Open Science. Its purpose is to bring a financial support for projects and initiatives leaning towards the development of open science. The general design is to develop an environment for science to be cumulative, supported by data, transparent, efficient and globally accessible. The Fund is financed through contributions from the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and from French universities and research performing organisations. It can also receive contributions from associations and foundations.

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Our missions

  • Consolidating the national capacity regarding open access scientific publication, data management and propagation, and research software
  • Identifying and supporting international structuring initiatives for open science
  • Initiating themed calls for projects in order to fund innovative or structuring projects
  • Highlighting European and international feats
  • Creating an environment where research actors can integrate an open science policy to their activities

Governance

A scientific interest grouping (SIG)

The SIG FNSO bears the National Fund for Open Science.

It was founded by the convention of July 12th 2019, for a renewable mandate of 5 years.

A flexible, transparent and collaborative structure

The partners agreed on a flexible, transparent and collaborative structure, calling upon the will of each and every one to contribute to the creation of a sustainable environment for Open Science.

The partner’s council, made up of the Steering Committee for Open Science

The Steering Committee for Open Science makes up the SIG FNSO’s partners’ council. In this respect, the Steering Committee decides on the grouping’s policy and rules on projects and initiatives that the Fund supports.

Members of the partner’s Council

The State, represented by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation

https://www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/en

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

https://www.cnrs.fr/en

The Conference of University Presidents (CPU)

http://www.cpu.fr/presentation/presentation-of-the-cpu/

The Conference of Deans of French Schools of Engineering (CDEFI)

http://www.cdefi.fr/en/the-cdefi

The Conference of Grandes Écoles

https://www.cge.asso.fr/

Udice

https://www.udice.org/?lang=en

The French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)

https://www.inrae.fr/en

The National Institute for Research in Digital and Technology (INRIA)

https://www.inria.fr/en

The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

https://www.inserm.fr/en/home/

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

https://www.cea.fr/english

The Unified Consortium of Higher Education and Research Organizations for Access to Digital Publications (Couperin)

https://www.couperin.org/

The French National Agency for Research (ANR)

https://anr.fr/en/

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