Re: [software-source-code-ig][scid][cure-fair][fair4rs] Breaking news: Software and Software Heritage in the new National Plan for Open Science in France

08 Jul 2021

Thank you for sharing this Roberto. Indeed, this is an important step for software that is now, at the same level as publication and data. All best, Victoria ====*contact information ================ Victoria Dominguez Del Angel, PhD ================= Sent with [ProtonMail]( Secure Email. ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ On Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 at 23:49, rdicosmo via Software Source Code IG wrote: > Dear all, > I am delighted to share a great breaking news: yesterday afternoon the French Ministry of Research unveiled the second multi-annual National Plan for Open Science in France, that squarely puts software on a par with publications and data in research and Open Science, and announces a number of measures designed to open research software and better recognize software development in research. > > The official document is [available online from the website of the French Ministry of Research]( > > Since this is currently only available in French (an English version will be available in the next days/weeks from [the Ministry of Resarch dedicated page](, here are some highlights of the measures that you might find the most interesting: > > - a clear recommendation to make research software available under an open source licence, unless there are clear strong reasons not to do so > - the creation of a high level expert group dedicated to research software in the National Committee for Open Science, that will be in touch with you soon > - the objective to achieve better recognition of software development in career evaluation for researchers and engineers > - a renewed and strengthened official support of Software Heritage, with a recommendation to archive in it all research software produced in France, which reminds me to attract your attention to the updated, actionable instructions now available at (for french researchers, an updated and streamlined metadata deposit workflow with HAL is coming soon) > > To the best of my knowledge, it is the first time that such an organic, clearly designed strategy for (open source) software in research is laid out in an official government document: I hope this may serve as a reference for similar initiatives in other countries. > > All the best > > -- > Roberto > > ------------------------------------------------------------------ > Computer Science Professor > (on leave at Inria from IRIF/Université de Paris) > > Director > Software Heritage E-mail : ***@***.*** > INRIA Web : []( > Bureau C328 Twitter : > 2, Rue Simone Iff Tel : +33 1 80 49 44 42 > CS 42112 > 75589 Paris Cedex 12 > ------------------------------------------------------------------ > GPG fingerprint 2931 20CE 3A5A 5390 98EC 8BFC FCCA C3BE 39CB 12D3 > -- > Full post: > Manage my subscriptions: > Stop emails for this post: