Open Science: ANR prepares for implementation of the Rights Retention Strategy initiated by cOAlition S

The French National Research Agency (ANR) is pursuing its policy of free access to publications through the adoption and imminent implementation of the Rights Retention Strategy "Rights Retention Strategy" established by cOAlition S, a European initiative of which it is a partner. This strategy represents a new step in the implementation of Plan S, which aims to ensure full and immediate access to scientific publications from publicly funded research. It must allow open access, without embargoes, to scientific publications through the use of the Creative Commons CC-BY license.

Implementation of the strategy from ANR's 2022 Work Programme

Currently, as part of ANR's 2021 Work Programme, the Agency's actions and calls for proposals roadmap, the coordinator and partners of the funded projects commit to submitting scientific publications (full text) from the research, development and innovation project to an open archive, under the terms of Article 30 of the Digital Republic Act. Moreover, ANR, as a partner of cOAlition S, recommends the use of the CC-BY license for publications from the projects it funds.

From the 2022 Work Programme, which is due to be published in July 2021, all calls for proposals issued in the context of the Work Programme and later will be covered by the Rights Retention Strategy. With this strategy, all publications resulting from projects funded by ANR (at least the versions accepted for publication) must be deposited with the CC-BY license or equivalent in the national open archive HAL, immediately after publication in accordance with Plan S. This strategy is intended to open the way to full and immediate access to scientific publications resulting from projects financed by public funds.

From the European initiative to the coordination of actions at the national level

ANR is currently preparing the implementation of this strategy, whose application methods will be specified in 2021 when the 2022 Work Programme is published.

Moreover, the Agency is working in collaboration with several stakeholders in the national research ecosystem, in particular with the Publications College and the Legal Working Group of the Committee for Open Science (CoSO) in order to prepare specific support tools and mechanisms for researchers.

Information and discussion webinars will also be offered in May 2021. Two sessions are already scheduled: Wednesday 5 May from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday 6 May from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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cOAlition S

A European initiative, cOAlition S brings together 26 partner organisations, including ANR, to accelerate the transition to full and immediate access to scientific publications, and supports Plan S.

Consult the strategy for roadmap adoption by cOAlition S members

Presentation of the strategy on the cOAlition S website

Further reading:

ANR's open science policy

Last updated on 18 May 2021
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