Approved by the Open Science Steering Committee on July 16, 2020, the governance of the CCSD will be put in place in 2021.

The steering committe


  • defines the global strategy of the CCSD (and especially of HAL ) and arbitrates the priority axes according to the proposals of the orientation committee
  • Approves the budget and overall resources of the CCSD
  • ensures the coherence of the pricing policy related to the HAL portals
  • Validates the annual activity report and the financial statement of the CCSD
  • Proposes and deliberate on the admission of a new supervising body
  • Appoints the director of the CCSD
  • Appoints the members of the international scientific council


  • voting rights: supervising bodies CNRS, INRAE, Inria, UdL
  • advisory voice: MESRI, CPU, dir. CCSD
  • A president is appointed from among the representatives of the institutions for a period of 2 years

The steering committee meets twice a year.


Partners council


  • Identifies the needs of the institutions having a HAL portal and reports them to the Orientation committee
  • Appoints representatives to the Orientation Committee taking into account the different statutes of the institutions (university-organization-school)


  • One representative for each institution that has a HAL portal and makes an annual financial contribution to the CCSD
  • The representative has an overview of his/her institution’s policy on open access to publications and open science. He/she reports to the President/Director of the institution

The Partners Council meets once a year. It is organized in colleges to designate its representatives to the orientation committee. Its members participate in working groups established and facilitated by the CCSD.
A discussion list allows the exchange of information


Operational management: CCSD

The CCSD pilots the HAL infrastructure and the different CCSD platforms (Episciences, SciencesConf).

  • it ensures the operational management and the development of the infrastructure
  • it implements the decisions of the Steering Committee
  • it animates the network of HAL portals
  • it facilitates consultation with the user committees of its platforms
  • it ensures the communication and the valorization of the activities of the CCSD and HAL in particular

Orientation committee


  • Proposes scientific and technical orientations for the CCSD  and for HAL to the Steering committee
  • Centralizes and prioritizes the needs of all CCSD users


  • CNRS, INRAE, Inria, UdL
  • Director of the  CCSD
  • President of the international scientific council
  • 6 representatives of users of CCSD’s platforms
    • 4 universities or schools, 1 research organism designated by the partners council
    • 1 representative from another of the CCSD’s platforms

The orientation Committee is chaired by the President of the Steering Committee. It meets prior to the Steering Committee meetings.



International scientific council


  • Provides advices and recommendations
  • Contributes to the scientific and technological watch and to the international visibility of the programs of the CCSD
  • Advises on partnership prospects with third parties, propose European and international collaborative initiatives and actions


  • 12-13 qualified personalities, French and international experts in the fields of open science, publication, open archives and research data
  • in process

The committee meets twice a year