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The issue of research data and its management is a major challenge for research and society alike. In today's environment, the Open Science and Open Access movements are shaping research in France and internationally, with a focus on free access to scientific and technical information, the administration of scientific evidence to validate results, the reuse of datasets, and the promotion and protection of scientific heritage.

How to manage data produced and collected as part of a research project (project, thesis, etc.)? How to meet the requirements of national and European funders?

Since 2018, AMU libraires, via their Open Science unit, have been coordinating a series of actions to offer services tailored to the scientific community.

  • Information/communication

    • A guide to research data at AMU: a site dedicated to data and data management, offering a number of resources to support AMU's scientific community. Regularly updated, this site aims to raise awareness of research data management and its main principles, by providing references to support research teams.
    • A research blog: Le Reservoar, on which the team shares its news as well as Open Science news.
    • A game : " À l'asSO! A fun way to learn about Open Science ". This online or face-to-face game has been designed to provide a fun way of teaching and presenting Open Science. Aimed at everyone: PhD students, teacher-researchers, engineers, librarians, etc., it is an example of active, fun teaching to familiarize you with the challenges of open access publishing and research data management.
    • A mailing list to share your questions about Open Science and, more specifically, research data, and to keep abreast of the latest developments.
    • A monthly newsletter: La Lettre des données de la recherche à AMU, whose archives can be consulted and subscribed to.
  • Training

    • Meetings with researchers and research support teams to discuss research data management and current injunctions, in particular the data management plan. Remote or face-to-face on request.
    • A training course for AMU staff (linked to continuing education and available on GEFORP): "Discovering Open Science. Understanding the challenges of Open Science through publications and research data".
    • Training in the drafting of a data management plan (DMP) using the OPIDoR DMP tool. The Open Science Unit provides an introduction to writing a DMP with DMP OPIDoR, explaining the challenges involved in producing such a deliverable.
    • A short video presenting the data management plan: What is a data management plan?
    • Tutorials on how to use DMP OPIDoR: DMP OPIDoR in 4 steps
    • A doctoral training course linked to the doctoral college: Parcours Science Ouverte: Comprendre le cycle de vie des données de la recherche et valoriser mes données au cours de ma thèse, consisting of three modules: 1/Research data: definition, context and issues; 2/Managing the research data I produce; 3/Good practice: the data management plan.
  • Support in drawing up data management plans

    • An institutional DMP space OPIDoR: a tool for the online creation of Data Management Plans (DMPs) for the Higher Education and Research sectors. Hosted and managed by Inist-CNRS, it is tailored to the needs of the French scientific community, and is constantly evolving its services.
    • Training on OPIDoR (on request for an individual, a team or a research institute, remotely).
    • Proofreading of plans and parts of plans (advice on form, not content).
    • Support.


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