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The Committee for Open Science

The mission of this committee is to propose the directions that Open Science should take and to teach the subjects on questions of Open Science, as well as to animate and accompany the actions associated with it, in a fluid structure that simplifies the expression of ideas, suggestions and contributions, and their transmission to the different working groups.

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To accompany the development of Open Science in a dynamic fashion and to co-ordinate it on the National, European and international scale, the plan of the Digital Scientific Library (BSN) has evolved, and it has been transformed into the Committee for Open Science.
Missions
Structure
Steering
The Steering Committee for Open Science ensures the implementation of a policy supporting open publications and research data. The committee's missions are:
  1. To ensure the coordinated implementation with higher education and research of a national plan aimed at making all publications and research data openly available;
  2. To enable the development of open science skills in the scientific community;
  3. To coordinate national action in the field of open science on the European and international levels;
  4. To define the principles and directions to be adopted concerning the assignment of financing from the national fund for open science and how it is used;
  5. To define the principles and directions to be adopted for negotiations with the main scientific publishers;
  6. To propose all actions likely to strengthen or promote the access to knowledge or research data to ministers of higher education and research and all public authorities.
 
The Committee for Open Science is equipped with a steering body, the steering committee for open science, and a technical committee to ensure the articulation between steering, the groups, and the forum.

Steering committee for Open Science

  • The Chief Executive Officer of Research and Innovation, President of the commitee;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of Higher Education and Professional Insertion;
  • The Presidents of the CPU, CDEFI, CGE and CURIF;
  • The Presidents and Chief Executive Officers of the CNRS, Inra, Inria, and Inserm, and the Chief Administrative Officer of the CEA;
  • The President and vice-president of Couperin (Unified Consortium of Higher Education and Research Organizations for Access to Digital Publications);
  • The President and Chief Executive Officer of the ANR (French National Research Agency);
  • The President of HCERES (High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education)
  • One or several qualified people who are competent in the field of open science. These qualified representatives will be designated for a renewable two-year period by the Chief Executive Officer of Research and Innovation;

The permanent secretariat for open science (SPSO)

The permanent secretariat, led by the Advisor for Open Science to the Chief Science Officer of the Chief Executive Officer of Research and Innovation (DGRI), is responsible for preparing the work of the Steering committee for Open Science and for ensuring the implementation of its activities, orientations and conclusions. It coordinates the work of the colleges and working groups, referring subjects to the groups and summarizing their contributions. The permanent secretariat is made up of:
  • the DGRI's Advisor for Open Science,
  • the head of the higher education and research strategy coordination department,
  • the assistant director of strategic steering and territories,
  • representatives of the CPU, the Curif, the CDEFI and the CGE,
  • representatives of the three associations dedicated to STI and libraries - Couperin, ADBU, EPRIST,
  • representatives of the presidents of the CNRS, the Inra, the INRIA and the Inserm,
  • the representative of the The President and Chief Executive Officer of the ANR,
  • those in charge of steering the colleges.
  The leaders of the working groups will be invited according to the subject to be discussed. The permanent secretariat is also in charge of the ouvrirlascience.fr website which features news on open science and the working groups as well as a library of essential resources on open science. It also disseminates the public opinions of the Open Science Committee. The permanent secretariat has an office made up of of the Advisor for Open Science, the head of the higher education and research strategy coordination department and the assistant director of strategic steering and territories.

Colleges and groups

The composition of the colleges and groups, their missions and projects, as well as their deliverables are accessible from the Group tab.  

Forum for open science

More than 200 experts took part in the forum for open science, a space for discussion, sharing, and construction of a common skill set to enable sharing and to contribute to instructing the Committee for Open Science about the complexity of scientific, technical, documentary, economic, and legal stakes. The forum of Open Science lies at the heart of the Committee and allows the teaching of subjects to prepare questions arbitrated by the Steering Committee of Open Science.
The president of the steering committee for open science is the Chief Executive Officer of research and innovation (DGRI).