Open Science


The CRNL is actively involved in the open science movement, both individually and collectively, with a first scientific workshop in 2017 on the theme of scientific integrity and the creation of an internal club since then. At the beginning of 2022, the team leaders unanimously voted Open Science as a priority for the CRNL. At the end of 2022, a document called "CRNL Plan for Open Science" was adopted. Here are the main elements.


CRNL Plan for Open Science

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The Centre's commitment:


Focus 1: towards a better visibility of scientific publications and publishing scientists

  • Each publishing scientists will have to complete his ORCiD ID and his idHAL before the end of 2023 and to feed ORCiD and HAL since at least 2019
  • The deposit in HAL is registered in the internal rules and regulations
  • A charter of affiliations is updated
  • The CRNL and its teams have their own up-to-date HAL collections
  • The open science barometer will be applied to publications since 2021
  • The CRNL encourages all forms of open access publications such as preprints, data papers, pre-registration, open peer-reviews, etc.
  • An annual questionnaire, since 2021, records the new forms of publications of its members
  • Article Processing Charges (APC) will be quantified


Focus 2: support the management and sharing of data & codes

  • A server is dedicated to storing the raw data of all the Centre's protocols
  • The use of data organisation standards is promoted
  • Training needs will be identified


Focus 3: support the mastery of open science tools

  • Thematic internal training workshops are offered
  • Communication and awareness-raising actions on open science are organised
  • Support is provided for the drafting of data management plans and the use of electronic laboratory notebooks
  • The CRNL is committed to promoting open science in its bodies (doctoral schools, commissions, committees, recruitments, etc.)


Focus 4: share the knowledge produced with and towards civil society

  • An internal database will be created in order to list outreach activities
  • A tool (to be defined) will make it possible to link spontaneous requests for interventions, partnerships or collaborations (schools, associations, volunteers, industry, etc.) with the teams' needs to create visibility for their research and to create collaborations with academic partners (particularly schools), associations and industry
  • Promote the CRNL's social networks and media in order to increase its visibility to the general public
  • Establishment of a graphic charter
  • Updating the CRNL's presentation flyers