Laureate projects

EOSC Pillar

Linking publications on HAL to research data in Nakala for SSH communities

Status: ongoing

Goals: officially launched on July 5, 2019, EOSC-Pillar aims to coordinate national Open Science efforts across Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy, and ensure their contribution and readiness for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Description: developping a proof of concept (POC) based on HAL and Nakala.

Funding: European project: “EOSC in action: Use Cases and community-driven pilots, work package WP6 de EOSC-Pillar, Task 6.5. FAIR principles in data life-cycles for Humanities”

Duration: 3 years

Partnership: Huma-Num

Project leader: Yannick Barborini

CCSD coordination: Bénédicte Kuntziger


CCSD's part

Developping a proof of concept (POC) based on HAL and Nakala for SSH communities.

  • Linking publications on HAL to research data in Nakala;
  • Inserting data citation and their visualisation in HAL record (through Nakala player);
  • Index and display the connections between the resources.

July 2019 – July 2022

June 2021: limited deployment of the POC

December 2021: End of POC

Documents & Productions

Adeline Joffres, Nicolas Larrousse, Yannick Barborini, Bénédicte Kuntziger-Planche. MS26 Communications PoC between NAKALA and HAL. [Contract] European Union. 2020. ⟨hal-03170550⟩


Supply HAL with publications from international external platforms

Status: ongoing

Goals: make the deposit in HAL easier for researchers who publish on other open access platforms.

Description: CorHAL collects the publications metadata and enables the researcher to automatically import the fulltext into HAL.

Funding: Fond national pour la Science ouverte, allocated to INIST

Duration: 1 year

Technical project leader: Jean-Baptiste Génicot

CCSD coordination: Yannick Barborini

Other participants: Bénédicte Kuntziger (CCSD), CasuHAL user group

Partnership: INIST


January 2021 – January 2022

OpenAIRE Nexus

Onboard Episciences into the EOSC set of services

Status: ongoing

Goals: make Episciences a cornerstone of the EOSC portfolio and onboard it in the set of services of the european cloud, by interfacing it with other OpenAIRE-Nexus services.


  • Interconnecting Episciences with Zenodo: a researchers will be able to submit a preprint in Zenodo to an Episciences journal;
  • Interfacing with other services: statistics system of OpenAIRE, OpenCitations, Scholexplorer and OpenAIRE PROVIDE;
  • Making the authentification system used by EOSC available to Episciences users.

Funding: European project, OpenAIRE-Nexus, Scholarly communication services for the EOSC (INFRAEOSC-07-2020) – Increasing the service offer of the EOSC Portal (a3) services supporting scholarly communication and open access

Duration: 30 months

Project leader: Raphaël Tournoy

Partnership: OpenAIRE


January 2021 – June 2023

HALOWIN (HAL Open Workflows and INteroperability)

Status: ongoing

Goals: improve HAL interoperability with preprints reviewing services by developing a technical framework that enables the automatic sharing of documents, metadata and notifications. The project rests upon two services: a publishing platform (Episciences) and a recommandation platform (Peer Community In).

Funding: Fond national pour la science ouverte

Duration: 24 months

Project leader: Raphaël Tournoy

Partnership: Peer Community In


March 2021 – March 2023


Status: launch in 2022


  • Manage endlessly increasing metadata and data flows that need mecanisms of synchronisation and automatisation;
  • Organise a targeted collection of publications;
  • Mechanise a publications-research data linkage;
  • Migrate software components;
  • Deploy a modular architecture.

Funding: Équipements structurants pour la recherche du P.I.A.3  – ESR/EquipEx+

Duration: 5 years

Coordinating organisation: CNRS

Partnerships: INRAE, Inria, IN2P3, Equipex+ Commons (OpenEdition, Metopes, Huma-Num)

See also : HALiance project

HALiance aims to rework HAL’s core services and to match the recommandations and excellence criteria defined by the French higher education and research organisations through the National Plan for Open Science within the scope of international initiatives for Open Science (COAR, EOSC, cOAlition S). It rests upon the renewal of both the hardware and the software.

The project pursues 5 objectives:

  1. Open access of HAL code and update of the material infrastructure
  2. Interoperability of the import
  3. Automatic targeted collection of publications
  4. Linkage of research publications, data and source codes
  5. Support of user communities