EOSC-A Mandated Organisation
EOSC Steering Board representatives
France has a long tradition of open science, and this is being reflected in the country's enthusiastic participation in EOSC-related initiatives. After the publication of the national Open Science plan, which explicitly includes the participation in the EOSC, in summer 2018, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR) has been putting in place a Coordination committee for services and e-infrastructures (CoSIN), with a special focus on the EOSC.
As part of this activity, a national working group has been created including the main French EOSC stakeholder organisations and the ministry to advance the coordination of EOSC related activities in France. One of the tasks of this group is to propose the mandated organisation for France in the newly established EOSC Association.
In parallel, a process of identifying the key e-infrastructures in the French computing landscape is ongoing. The goal is to determine national and regional computing and data storing facilities, which are the crucial elements of the computing and data treatment effort for research and higher education in France.
- Le Collège EOSC-France (CEF)
Le Collège EOSC-France (CEF), which is a consortium of member organisations, is the national structure in France. It consists of delegates from research funding organisations, research performing organisations and service providers for research. Its main priorities are:
- Coordination of the French position within the EOSC;
- Animation of the French EOSC community;
- Proposing the French mandated member of the EOSC Association;
- Engaging stakeholders at national level into EOSC;
- Disseminating and promoting EOSC at national level;
- Coordinating EOSC activities at national level.
The CEF is set up under CoSIN (Comité Service et Infrastructure Numérique). CoSIN has a working group together with CoSO (Committee for Open Science) to coordinate common activities under supervision of the MESR. The mission of the CoSO is to define an Open Science policy, to ensure its development at the national and international level and to coordinate its implementation at the level of scientific institutions and communities. It coordinates, drives and supports changes towards open science, based on a clearly defined strategy.
Proposed by CEF, the National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria) was accepted as the mandated organisation for France in EOSC.
France has deployed three major infrastructures for open science available for all higher education and research institutions:
- HAL, the national publication repository;
- Software Heritage, the international archive for open software code;
- Recherche Data Gouv, the national repository for open data sets.
EOSC Association Members and Observers
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et AutomatiqueMandated organisation
Inria is the French national research institute for digital science and technology.... Read moreVisit the website
Centre Informatique National de l'Enseignement Supérieur (CINES)Member
CINES is a french national supercomputing center located in Montpellier.... Read moreVisit the website
Centre international d'enregistrement des publications en série / ISSN International CentreObserver
The ISSN International Centre is the Registration Authority for ISO 3297 -- ISSN.... Read moreVisit the website
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA)Member
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defe... Read moreVisit the website
Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE)Observer
Created in 1973, the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE) brings together 216 French and foreign higher education and research institutions represen... Read moreVisit the website
Conférence des présidents d’universitéMember
The Conference of University Presidents (CPU) is composed of the directors of universities, national polytechnic institutes, écoles normales supéri... Read moreVisit the website
Consortium unifié des établissements universitaires et de recherche pour l'accès aux publications numériquesObserver
Couperin is an academic consortium, it includes more than 270 universities, research organizations, high schools, the national library, academic ho... Read moreVisit the website
Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU)Member
The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) enhances and supports digitally-enabled research and teaching across the a... Read moreVisit the website
European Science FoundationObserver
The European Science Foundation (ESF) is a non-governmental, internationally-oriented, non-profit association established in France in 1974. ESF i... Read moreVisit the website
French research institute for the sustainable development (IRD)Observer
The French research institute for the sustainable development (IRD) is a French public institution.... Read moreVisit the website
Grand Equipement National de Calcul IntensifMember
GENCI, a large-scale Research Infrastructure and national operator, in charge of providing High-Performance Computing (HPC) and data processing fac... Read moreVisit the website
Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer - IFREMERMember
Ifremer, French National Institute for Ocean Science, is a French public scientific and technological institution that works for exploring, underst... Read moreVisit the website
Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale / National Institute for Health and Medical ResearchMember
The French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) is a French biomedical and public health research institution.... Read moreVisit the website
National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)Member
The French National Centre for Scientific Research is among the world's leading research institutions.... Read moreVisit the website
National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)Member
INRAE was formed by the merger of INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, and IRSTEA, the French National Research Institute... Read moreVisit the website