Digital, open science and research
Digital is a tool for open science and research. In particular, it should make it possible to guarantee the accessibility of French researchers' publications, particularly those from public institutions, and to develop structuring, the long-term preservation and accessibility of cultural research data.
Supporting Open Science
Digital transformation is bringing about profound changes in the practices of research, data collection and source development, in the tools used to analyze them, and in the dissemination of its results.
Open Science builds on this transformation, fostering open access for increased accessibility and “discoverability” of scientific content. It is defined as dissemination and unfettered access to the methods, results and outputs of scientific research. It is now at the heart of research policies. The Second National Plan for Open Science 2021-2024 tends towards a generalization of open science in France. This plan follows three axes: generalizing open access to publications, structuring and opening up research data, to be part of a sustainable, European and international dynamic. Similarly, the Research Programming Act provides that it is included in the missions of researchers and research teachers.
The Ministry of Culture contributes to research through the scientific dimension of its professions, especially in the field of Human and Social Sciences (SHS). It supports research and participates in its development through numerous partnerships with research organisations (CNRS, INRIA,...).
Through the strategies it develops and implements for cultural research, the Ministry of Culture places at the heart of its research priorities the principles that support open science: storage, access, sharing, integrity and reliability. The objective is to develop the accessibility and use of data from cultural research, for professionals but also for a wider audience. Open Science is a fundamental lever for the scientific community, as it is a vector of transparency and efficiency of research. It is also an essential tool for democratising access to knowledge. It is here an instrument to increase citizens' confidence in scientific and cultural production and thus strengthen the link between science and society.