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CCSD – Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe (UAR3668)

28 rue Louis Guérin
69100 Villeurbanne

Presentation of the website

The CCSD (Center for Direct Scientific Communication – UAR3668) is a support and research unit of CNRS, Inria and INRAE, created in 2000. Its main mission is to provide tools, in the respect of open access principles, for archiving and the dissemination of scientific publications and data. The unit is located in Villeurbanne, France, and is attached to the CNRS Open Research Data Department (DDOR CNRS).
The blog is directed at the scientific community who uses the services developped by the CCSD: the HAL open archive and its portals, the conference management platform Sciencesconf, and the diamond open access journal platform Episciences. It aims to explain the functioning of the services, to keep users informed about updates, and to shed a new light on their content.
It is also directed at anyone interested in open archives.
Content is licensed under CC-BY-NC.


  • Publication director: Nathalie Fargier
  • Editor-in-chief: Agnès Magron


CCSD – Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe
28 rue Louis Guérin
69100 Villeurbanne-France

Web host

Our servers are hosted at:
21 avenue Pierre de Coubertin
69627 VILLEURBANNE cedex

External links

This website may contain hypertext links to third party existing websites. The CCSD can’t exercise any permanent control over these sites, nor can it assume any responsibility for their access conditions, content, advertising and services offered or the use that may be made of them.

Limitation of responsibility

The editor can’t be held responsible for any errors or omissions in the content of the site.


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