Personal data

The “” website is an information website that allows Internet users and actors involved in open science to obtain information about the work of the steering committee for open science. It also allows Internet users to:

  • subscribe to a newsletter to stay informed of the work of the Open Science Committee;
  • to send all their requests to the site “” via the contact form

The website “” constitutes a processing of personal data carried out by the Minister of Higher Education and Research (1 rue Descartes 75231 Paris cedex 05) for the performance of a public interest mission within the meaning of Article 6(e) of General Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on data protection (GPDR).

The Ministry of Higher Education and Research undertakes to process your personal data in accordance with Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 as amended relating to data processing, files and freedoms and the RGPD.

The recipients of the information and personal data contained in the processing, within the framework of their duties and within the limits of the need to know, are the authorised agents of the Directorate General for Higher Education and Professional Integration (DGESIP) and the authorised agents of the Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (Inist) under the authority of the CNRS.

Internet users have access to all the personal data that may be published on the “” website.


When you visit our site, cookies are placed on your computer, mobile phone or tablet.

The cookies used by this site are intended for audience measurement and do not collect personal data. Audience measurement tools are used to obtain information on site visits. More specifically, these provide information on how users arrive at a site, enabling their browsing paths to be reconstructed.

The data generated by the cookies are transmitted and stored by the audience measurement tool, Matomo.

Storage duration of your data 

The e-mail addresses of users who subscribe to the newsletter are stored by the service provider Sendinblue. All users can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time.

When you fill in a contact form on our website, the data entered (your email address, first name, surname and message) are sent to the site administrator.

The Committee for Open Science commits to deleting all stored data at the end of the retention period or at the express request of the data owners.

All Internet users can modify the configuration of their browser to authorise or refuse the recording of cookies that save their data. You can refuse or delete cookies without this in any way affecting your access to the site. If you wish to refuse the storage of cookies or be warned before accepting cookies, we recommend you read your browser’s help section to find out how to do this.

Cookies and the IP addresses of Internet users are collected for statistical purposes and kept for thirteen months then deleted.

The e-mail addresses of subscribers to the newsletter are kept until users stop their subscriptions

Data concerning pilots and members of the groups and colleges of the Open Science Committee shall be kept for the duration of the person’s presence in these structures. Similarly, data concerning active members of the Open Science Committee shall be kept for as long as the member remains active in the Committee.

You may access your personal data and exercise your rights of access, rectification, limitation, objection under Articles 15, 16, 18 and 21 of the DGPS by sending an e-mail to the Head or Head of the Department of Scientific and Technical Information and Documentation Network at the following address:

In the same way, you can exercise the rights provided for in Article 85 of Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on data processing, files and freedoms.

For any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact the Data Protection Officer of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research:

Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Ministry of National Education and Youth,
110, rue de Grenelle75357 Paris Cedex 07

If you consider, even after submitting a complaint to the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, that your rights regarding the protection of personal data are not respected, you may file a complaint with the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) at the following address: 3 Place de Fontenoy – TSA 80715 – 75334 Paris Cedex 07.

In order to exercise your rights, you must prove your identity by any means. In case of doubt about your identity, the services responsible for the right of access and the Data Protection Officer reserve the right to ask you for any additional information they consider necessary, including photocopying an identity document bearing your signature.