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. www.eosc-france.fr
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.
National Tripartite Event France
The University of Montpellier will host the French National Tripartite Event that will take place on 13-14 June 2023 as a hybrid event, from noon to noon. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aims to provide...
National Tripartite Event France
The University of Montpellier will host the French National Tripartite Event that will take place on 13-14 June 2023 as a hybrid event, from noon to noon. The European Open...
Software Heritage Symposium and Summit 2023
The second annual symposium and summit on Software Heritage will take place on February 7th 2023, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, to take stock of the progress made, and touch...
Open science refers to the unhindered dissemination of results, methods and products from scientific research. It draws on the opportunity provided by recent digital progress to develop open access to publications and – as much as possible – data, source code and research methods.
EOSC in Practice
Embracing the principles of transparency, reproducibility, and accessibility, these examples highlight the innovative approaches adopted by researchers across various disciplines. From open data sharing and collaborative platforms to pre-registration and open peer review, these practices enhance scientific integrity and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
HAL | the national publication repository
HAL is the national open archive created in 2001 by the CCSD. It is a platform for the deposit and open access dissemination of researchers’ scientific work.
Recherche Data Gouv
The Recherche Data Gouv is the national repository for open data sets. Its aim is to provide support services for researchers.
Volker BeckmannThe French delegate to the EOSC Steering Board speaks to the EOSC Association at the May 2023 6th General Assembly.
News from France
National Tripartite Event: France
More than 70 people participated in-person and virtually at the National Tripartite Event in France on 13-14 June 2023
Members and Observers from France
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique…
Inria is the French national research institute for digital science and technology. In 200 project teams, most of which are...
Universite Paris Nanterre (UPN)
Located to the west of Paris, in the heart of an area of great social and urban wealth, the University...
Université de Montpellier
The University of Montpellier (UM) is the 6th largest university in France, with about 50,000 students including 7000 come from...
Please find here the EOSC-related projects where members from this country are involved as partners.
A Federated European FAIR and open Research Ecosystem for oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters
Blue-Cloud 2026 aims at a further evolution of the Blue-Cloud pilot ecosystem into a Federated European Ecosystem to deliver FAIR......
Creating a Robust Accessible Federated Technology for Open Access
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EOSC4Cancer will make diverse types of cancer data accessible: genomics, imaging, medical, clinical, environmental and socio-economic. It will use and enhance......