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Research Data



Research data is at the core of all scientific research. It comes in various forms (text, image, sound, video), media (paper, analog, digital), formats (notebooks, cassettes, files, structured databases, etc.), and types (raw, processed, and derived).

How can you ensure the readability of your data over time, from one project to another? How do you satisfy the requirement of funders to provide a data management plan? How should you share your data so that your peers can best understand your research? In short, how do you maximize the impact of your work?

By optimizing the management of your data! Researchers, engineers, here are some preliminary answers to your questions.



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The management of research data has become a major issue today in the human and social sciences. This represents the culmination of several developments in the field of research around the world, including: open access to scientific and technical information, the administration of scientific proof in order to certify results, the reuse of datasets, and the promotion and protection of scientific heritage.
Since 2015, Sciences Po has developed a range of services and tools for the management of research data, following the creation of the institutional open archive SPIRE. 
The project [FR] is headed up by the Office of Resources and Scientific Information (DRIS), in collaboration with the Office of Research (DS), the Office of Information Systems (DSI), the Center for Socio-Political Data (CDSP) and the research centers of Sciences Po.

Identifying ethical risks and obligations
Registering the personal data processing
Consent form

Timeline of the institutional project


SSHOC survey

SSHOC H2020 Project Survey on Controlled Vocabularies in SHS

The SSHOC (Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud) project, launched in January 2019, plans to analyze the use of vocabularies in SHS, in order to do this a survey was launched until the end of April 2020. The participation of all SHS researcher or engineer handling vocabularies would be very useful for its comprehensiveness and the representativeness of the community whose practices it aims to take into account.

Interviews: consent form in French

The sample consent form is now available in French (and still in English).
Find all the tools and models related to ethical issues in the Regulatory and Ethics tab.

CNRS roadmap for open science
On the occasion of the second National Open Science Days on 18 and 19 November in Paris, Antoine Petit, President of CNRS, announced the organization's roadmap in this field.
Four axes: open access to scientific publications, sharing of scientific data, development and promotion of tools for the search of scientific content, and individual evaluation of researchers.
The ambition of the CNRS is to achieve 100% of open access CNRS publications in the coming years.

METAT - Atelier de méthodes de Sciences Po

METAT is a workshop to support research methods in the humanities and social sciences.

Date: Every second Tuesday of the month (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm).  

Information: Atelier de méthodes

The Research Data Alliance is pleased to announce a landmark partnership agreement with the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI – Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation) and the French Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).


Credits: This guide is written by the Library Research Data team in collaboration with the Sciences Po research centers, the Office for Research (DS) and the Office of Information Systems (DSI). For more information, please contact the Data team: Translation : Anita Beldiman-Moore, Sophie Forcadell from the Library.

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Dernière mise à jour: Jun 9, 2020 12:03 PM