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France: New Decree on science integrity to boost support for open science and DMPs


On December 2021, the Ministry of Higher Education and research issued a Decree on scientific integrity. This decree changes the conservation and availability of data and source codes, the implementation of DMPs and the publication of negative results for the French public research institutions. https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/jorf/id/JORFTEXT000044411360

Its Article 5 provides that the institutions shall define a policy for the conservation, communication and re-use of the raw results of the scientific work carried out within it. To this end, they shall ensure that their staff implement data management plans and contribute to the infrastructures that enable the conservation, communication and re-use of data and source codes.

Its Article 2 stipulates that the research institutions promote the dissemination of open access publications and the availability of methods and protocols, data and source codes associated with research results in order to guarantee their traceability and reproducibility. They shall encourage the publication of so-called negative research results.

This new Decree boosts support for open science and foster researchers' good practices.

The institutions shall ensure that their staff implement data management plans.

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