Projects completed


HALOWIN project aims to 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).


National fund for open science


33 months

Project kick-off

march 2021


Peer Community In

Projet leader

Raphaël Tournoy

OpenAIRE Nexus

OpenAIRE Nexus project aims to 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.

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


30 months

Project kick-off

January 2021



Project leader

Raphaël Tournoy

  • 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.

Evolution of document typology in HAL

This project aimed to make recommendations for an evolution of the document typology, common to all the users of HAL, all the while matching the values of the archive, namely:
  • fulltext of scientific documents,
  • easy deposit,
  • interoperability.
Project leader

Agnès Magron


Brigitte Bidegaray-Fesquet (Casuhal), Michèle Dassa (INSHS-CST Ribac), Francine Delmas (EPRIST), François Donzel (CCSD), Sandrine Mouret (ADBU), Clothilde Nicol (INRAE)

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Read the working group’s report

  1. Inventory of the current list of types of documents in HAL, their interoperability (with ORCID, display of the data in the triplestore)
  2. Census of the requests of users (support tickets, gathered by the members of the working group)
  3. Comparison with existing international lists (COAR, ORCID, HCERES, Zenodo)
  4. Formulation of a list of criteria
Start of the work

September 2020

Presentation of the draft report

March 2021

Report open to comments

April-May 2021

Technical study (internal CCSD)

Septembre 2021


October 2022

EOSC Pillar

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).
As for the CCSD’s part, this project aimed to link publications on HAL to research data in Nakala for SSH communities, by developping a proof of concept (POC) based on both platforms.

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”


36 months

Project kick-off

July 2019



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
Limited deployment of the POC

June 2021

End of POC

December 2021

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


The CorHAL project aimed to make the deposit in HAL easier for researchers who publish on other open access platforms.
CorHAL collects the publications metadata and enables the researcher to automatically import the fulltext into HAL.

Fond national pour la Science ouverte, allocated to INIST


12 months

Project kick-off

January 2021



Technical project leader

Jean-Baptiste Génicot

CCSD coordination

Yannick Barborini

Other participants

Bénédicte Kuntziger (CCSD); CasuHAL user group

January 2021 – January 2022