Observatory of open science practices group

The “Observatory of open science practices” project group’s mission will be to provide a feasibility report on the implementation of a permanent observatory of open science practices.


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The open science landscape in France is made up of a highly diverse range of professions and services, has heterogeneous usage practices and has to work with numerous conditioning factors (legal, technical, economic or administrative questions to cite the most prominent) which differ according to disciplinary and institutional variations. Above all, it involves scientific practices which are constantly evolving. For these reasons, knowledge of this ecosystem often remains partial or short-term.

For these reasons, the actors involved cite the lack of aggregated, consolidated data, difficulty in making an analysis because there are important disparities between those in different jobs or with different specialities and the need to follow and anticipate polymorphous changes which are accelerating.

An Observatory of open science practices could thus help provide better knowledge and understanding of this unstable ecosystem which is still being constructed.

The project group for an “Observatory of open science practices” will study the feasibility of the creation of a permanent observation system adapted to the diversity of and likely changes to Open Science practices.
The observatory the group needs to define will particularly integrate the collection and dissemination of recent information, reliable figures, systemic analyses and summary reports on open science practices to help enlighten the actors concerned on the progress of open science and to anticipate and follow such changes.
The group’s work will feed off the work of the Committee for Open Science’s colleges and other project groups and its own work is intended to enrich all the Committee for Open Science’s sections.

Group infos
Documents & productions
  • Inventory
    • A first map of the actors and modalities in French open science ;
    • Analysis of existing observatories (open science, notable observatories, factors for success) and useful information for the project ;
    • A survey of the expectations of various actors.
  • Directions and activity framework for a future Observatory of open science practices
    • Identification of axes for work: actors' practices, usage of services, etc. ;
    • Objectives and missions ;
    • Target users.
  • Recommendations
    • The general organization of the observatory ;
    • Scenarios ;
    • Associated tools and funding ;
    • Optional: the outline for a functional mission statement for year 1, the first stage for starting work.
photo Claire Denecker
Co-head of the Urfist in Lyon
photo Claire Denecker
Claire Denecker
Co-head of the Urfist in Lyon

Claire Denecker, Chief Curator of Libraries, is co-head of the regional STI training unit (Urfist) in Lyon.

As part of the scientific interest group Urfist network, she coordinates the project on certification issues launched in 2018 and contributes to the project on researchers’ informational practices.

Claire Denecker was a member of the steering committees of DoRANum, a self-learning tool for research data and of the survey of STI training in a digital context.

photo Emmanuelle Jannès-Ober
Deputy director of Research, Economic Intelligence, Strategy and Evaluation - Head of Strategic Intelligence and STI at Irstea
photo Emmanuelle Jannès-Ober
Emmanuelle Jannès-Ober
Deputy director of Research, Economic Intelligence, Strategy and Evaluation - Head of Strategic Intelligence and STI at Irstea

Emmanuelle Jannès-Ober is Deputy Director of Research, Economic Intelligence, Strategy and Evaluation – Head of Economic Intelligence and STI at Irstea.

In particular she contributes to the implementation and coordination of the Irstea policy on research data management, the management of the Scientific and Technical Information function (services to science, strategy, evaluation, international action, economic development) and the implementation of Irstea’s Open Science policy.

During her career, she has supported the development of free access to her institution’s publications and has set-up mechanisms for the management and dissemination of research data with a view to the long-term reusability of the knowledge produced.

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