As the five EOSC-Pillar countries continue to coordinate national and transnational open science initiatives, French key research infrastructure CNRS has launched its Open Data Research Directorate, while the EOSC Association gears up its activities.
“In the context of the development of Open Science, French institutions have reacted quickly by creating Open Science Officer positions within their institutions, facilitating collaboration between organisations on infrastructure sharing, supporting the policy of open access publishing and offering numerous training actions. The CNRS, for example, has published its Research Data plan in this perspective, which has led to the creation of a new department, the DDOR, “Direction des Données Ouvertes de la Recherche” or Open Data Research Directorate. In addition, French infrastructures have published a number of reports to prepare and make possible the implementation of their services in the EOSC.”
Open Science has made some impressive moves forward across EU countries in 2020, as shown by the example of France. In an exclusive interview with EOSC-Pillar, one of the three directors of the EOSC Association coming from the EOSC-Pillar countries discussed some of the latest exciting developments of CNRS and other key initiatives in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
The newly-elected EOSC Association Director Suzanne Dumouchel offered an overview of the main developments in the French Open Science landscape in the context of EOSC.