Working Groups

The CCSD staff takes part in work groups lead by other institutions and organisms, on various topics in the Open Science field.

COAR Notify

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Repository and Services Interoperability Project
Launched in january 2021, the aim of this project is to develop a standard and interoperable approach that will link reviews and endorsements from different services with the research outputs housed in the distributed network of preprint servers, archives, and repositories.

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Comité pour la Science Ouverte

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Publications College
The Publications College deals with communication and discussion of research results, and this in all their forms.
Its objectives are:
  • To initiate actions identified by the research communities or specialists;
  • To shape or make shape actions pursuant to the political orientations and decisions relayed by the CoSO;
  • To give an opinion about the different subjects submitted to CoSO within its field of skills;
  • To follow the activity of the project groups arising from its field of skills.

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Preprint Platforms project group
Status: ongoing
The Open Science Committee is carrying out a study on preprints platforms, as part of the Publications College.
The objectives of this work group are:
  • To provide researchers from all disciplines with a decision support application helping them to make a choice;
  • To inform them about the main characteristics of these platforms and, qualitatively, their degree of openness – in the sense of open science;
  • To list the services and tools used by these platforms (formatting of manuscripts, peer-review, publication formats, etc.) or which may contribute to their development;
  • To ensure an international distribution and audience for this application.
Open scientific Publishing work group
The purpose of the Open scientific Publishing permanent group is:
  • To build and organise the community of public stakeholders around open and sustainable digital scholarly publishing activities;
  • To contribute to identifying and fostering new editorial models, from the peer reviewing process to distribution, in line with opportunities of the digital economy and the needs of research and society;
  • To certify activities which promote knowledge sharing, the use, distribution and preservation of contents (best practices, recommendations and guidelines);
  • To promote studies, produce analytical notes for the Ministry, universities and research organizations, as well as for other stakeholders about the development of open scholarly publishing;
  • To draw up proposals and support actions which help the research community to regain control over its intellectual property of published writings and contents;
  • To design effective infrastructures for regaining control over publishing workflows, especially by networking stakeholders, operators, university presses and learned societies, empowered to control their workflows and intellectual property on publications.
Documents & productions

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Publication and Self-Archiving Policies working group
The objectives of the working group are to define and implement a new strategy to increase the visibility of French publishers’ policies for the dissemination of articles published in their journals and to accompany the necessary evolution of these policies.
The main lines are:
  • To rethink how French journals’ publication policies are collected, formatted and distributed in terms of the dissemination of articles and deposits in open archives;
  • To give these policies international visibility in partnership with the JISC and the Sherpa Romeo service;
  • To steer the implementation of a new operational mechanism which the Mir@bel network has been asked to run;
  • To ensure that journals and their publishers are supported in this transition;
  • To study the right mechanisms to automate the exchange between publishers and open archives of metadata associated with published articles.

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Open Archives working group
The Open Archives working group, within the Open Science working group, focuses on technical specifications and recommendations for operating an open archive. It also works with the esPARSE/ezMESURE team on open archives statistics, standardising them to enable comparison.

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PID Policy and Implementation
The task force on PID Policy and Implementation is one of the advisory groups established by the EOSC Association. Its objectives are to make recommendations to the EC for the integration of PID services in the EOSC ecosystem, its implementation and test.

Task Force Charter

Scholarly Infrastructures of Research Software
The Task Force on Scholarly Infrastructures of Research Software, as part of the Architecture WG of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Executive Board, has established a set of recommendations to allow EOSC to include software, next to other research outputs like publications and data, in the realm of its research artifacts. This work is built upon a survey and documentation of a representative panel of current operational infrastructures across Europe, comparing their scopes and approaches.
This report summarises the state of the art, identifies best practices, as well as open problems, and paves the way for federating the different approaches in view of supporting the software pillar of EOSC.


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Open Science Strategies
The Open Science Policy Committee has the objective:
  • To identify emerging and analyse existing policies regarding Open Science;
  • To analyse and assess open science business models relevant for the OpenAIRE communities;
  • To carry out/ commission studies about Open Science policy emerging trends;
  • To identify innovative services, tools and business models to serve open science.

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Services and Technologies Standing Committee
The objective of the Services and Technologies Steering Committee is to provide the strategic framework necessary in order to define, assess, expand, maintain and improve the OpenAIRE services and enhance their interoperability with international, national, regional, and sub-regional services.

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Training & Support
The Training and Support Standing committee develops training strategy and monitors and measures training operations. It identifies areas of training that are of strategic importance and priority for the OpenAIRE communities; provides train-the-trainers as a service for all interested; and collaborates with the global open science and open scholarly communication training and education communities.
It also contributes to building open science skill sets and provides strategic guidance with regards to the production of learning material, modules and open educational resources, based on regional, national or local contexts.

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Tools and Platforms Special Interest Group
The Special Interest Group Tools and Platforms works on emerging practices and needs in the use of tools in Open Scholarly publishing: peer review, authoring, publication and dissemination. It provides a common approach and criteria for choosing tools, list of relevant tools detailing features and functionalities. The groups works on the current needs of the partners, and provides a watch on observed trends.
Documents & productions: Barthonnat Céline, Blotière  Emilie, Gingold Arnaud, Mas François-Xavier, Stanić Nikola, Pierno Alessandro, Szulińska Agnieszka, Armando Lorenzo, Pochet Bernard, de Santis Luca, MacGregor James, Pozzo Riccardo & Pogačnik Aleš. (2021). OPERAS SIG on Tools for Open Scholarly Communication: White Paper 2021. Zenodo.

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ORCID API work group
This work group gives a technical support and helps the members of ORCID France community and organisations willing to join with ORCID API.

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Réseau Médici

Steering Committee
Médici is a cross-disciplinary and cross-organisations network, gathering the French community of public scientific publishing professionals.
It stems from the first actions carried out by EDSH network, that gathers stakeholders in humanities publishing. By spreading to all scientific fields and reaching beyond the CNRS, Médici involves any participant in a publishing chain, no matter their affiliation.
The network aims to:
  • Lead a global action to collect knowledge and technics specific to the public scientific publishing sector, and to share them widely;
  • Create training intitatives;
  • Give structure and unity to the community of public scientific publishing professionals.

Find out more: Twitter @Reseau_medici