Open source data and software
Within the framework of the research projects carried out at Université Gustave Eiffel, a large amount of data and software is produced, collected and processed and used to produce research results. In the interests of transparency and sharing of scientific research, Université Gustave Eiffel wishes to make these data and codes as open as possible and reusable. To achieve this, it promotes good data management practices among its research teams in order to produce easy-to-find, accessible, interoperable and reusable data. Tools and services are in place within the university to support researchers, faculty members, engineers and doctoral students in this process.
Making data and software produced by the university accessible
Research data and source codes associated with publications are deposited on the institutional data repository and open source codes of research software are shared on GitHub and collected by the Université Gustave Eiffel GitHub organisation.
Institutional data repository
Based on the open source Dataverse software developed by Harvard, the university's institutional data repository collects data and code associated with publications that is accessible and reusable under an open source license. Each dataset is assigned a unique and permanent identifier.
This institutional repository was set up to meet the need of research staff for a repository platform and to guarantee the quality of the data and metadata disseminated.
A GitHub space dedicated to the university's research software
The GitHub Université Gustave Eiffel organisation brings together the open source software distributed by the university. It gives research teams a collaborative development tool and brings the community together in using a particular programme.
Supporting research teams in the management and dissemination of their data
Université Gustave Eiffel makes its research teams aware of the obligations and good practice for managing and disseminating data and software. It assists them in particular with legal, IT, documentary and archival issues.
Several training courses are offered to researchers, teaching and research staff, engineers and doctoral students to help them draw up data management plans (a document required by the ANR and the Horizon Europe programme), comply with the General Data Protection Regulations and understand the issues involved in disseminating software resulting from research.
An institutional template for a data management plan is made available to staff. This template includes recommendations and examples of responses to assist teams in drafting this document. This template is available on the DMP OPIDoR platform for online editing. An institutional space is available on DMP OPIDoR, offering the university's research teams and their partners a review service directly on this platform.