The 10 years of Episciences were celebrated during the meeting “Publishing another way: the epic of Episciences and overlay journals” organized in Lyon on March 30 and 31


Launch of the new HAL webdesign

Kick-off of the HALiance EquipeX project

Creation of the HAL Ambassadors program

First meeting of the International Scientific Council, body of the CCSD governance


HAL+ is certified as a research infrastructure in the Ministry’s roadmap

The 20 years of HAL are celebrated during a ceremony organized on November 24 at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon

The second National Plan for Open Science (2021-2024) renews its support to HAL for the implementation of its first axis: generalize the open access to publications

First session of the partners’ assembly, part of the new governance of the CCSD. It gathers the representatives of the 132 institutions having a HAL portal


HAL is interconnected with ORCID. It is referenced by ORCID as a database that researchers can use to import their works

Migration in HAL of Prodinra, the institutional archive of the INRA

The Committee for the Open Science adopts a new funding model for HAL and a new shared governance model for the CCSD


CNRS policy of incentive to deposit in HAL: researchers activity reports will only be fed by the publications present in HAL

Co-organization of the ELPUB 23rd International Conference on Electronic Publishing, from June 2 to 4, in Marseille

The CCSD welcomes the annual conference and general meeting of COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) in Lyon from May 21 to 23


INRA joins the CNRS, INRIA and Lyon University as the CCSD’s tutelles

The National Plan for Open Science supports HAL in the implementation of its axis 1: increasing open access to publications


The HAL deposits are displayed in Pubmed (linkout service)

Creation of the triplestore data.archives-ouvertes

New deposit interface in HAL

Management of the calls for projects in SciencesConf through SciencesCall

Creation of the steering committee for Episciences.org


HAL becomes part of the Ministry’s research infrastructure roadmap

Partnership with INIST for a video tutorial “How to deposit in HAL”


HAL-SHS is 10 years old

Partnership with INIST for checking deposits


Launching of HAL v3

CCSD becomes a combined service unit (UMS3668) with tutelles CNRS, INRIA and Lyon University

Launch of Episciences.org, hosting platform for overlay journals


Inter-institution partnership agreement signed by the Agence de Mutualisation des Universités et Etablissements (AMUE), the Conférence des Présidents d’Université (CPU), the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) and 22 other institutions.


Heloïse, a service providing information on publishers’ policies about self-archiving articles


Launch of Sciencesconf.org, web platform for managing scientific conferences

Pastel : ParisTech online thesis server joins HAL

Isidore, research platform allowing access to humanities and social sciences digital data

mediHAL, open archive for depositing visual data


Agreement with CINES for long-term archiving


RePec : 1st release in ReDIF format (Research Documents Information Format)


Inter-institution protocol grouping around HAL all the universities and the grandes écoles as well as CEMAGREF, CIRAD, CNRS, INRA, INRIA, Institut Pasteur and IRD

1st deposit sent to Pubmed Central


HAL-INRIA, institutional open archive of INRIA

HAL-INSERM, institutional open archive of INSERM

HAL-SHS, open archive dedicated to Human and Social Sciences


EduTice, Education et Technologies de l’information et de la communication

HAL-IN2P3, open institutional archive of Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics)

HAL v.2 allows the creation of portals and collections


1st deposit in arXiv

Archivesic, open archive in Library and information sciences


Foundation of HAL, multidisciplinary open archive

Foundation of TEL for self-archiving thesis and habilitations à diriger des recherches (HDR)


Foundation of the Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe (CCSD), service unit of CNRS (UPS 2275)