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March for Science: INRA committed to open science

INRA is among the French public research institutions which support the March for Science to be held on 22 April 2017 all over the world, including in at least 20 French towns and cities.

March for Science. © March for Science
Updated on 04/14/2017
Published on 04/13/2017

The initiative was launched by US scientists and has three major objectives: defend the independence and freedom of public scientific research, promote scientific culture and greater dialogue between science and society, and to take science into account more fully in political decision-making processes.

This movement is entirely in line with INRA’s international strategy, which is based on the scientific excellence of its researchers to construct research which is attentive to society’s concerns, enlightens public policies and public debate and encourages innovation for citizens and regions.

At least 20 Marches for Science

INRA support

Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA, and the presidents of CNRS, Inserm, Inria, CEA and CURIF (Coordination of French Research-Intensive Universities) support this movement.

Press release of 20 February 2017 >

open science: a strategic priority for INRA

Three strategic policy directions of INRA reflect this commitment
#OpenScience: opening science with digital tools

#OpenScience: "Sharing data produced with public funding is not only a legal and moral obligation, but also an act in favour of the advancement of Science, by enabling other teams to benefit from the data rapidly" according to Olivier Le Gall, INRA's former Deputy Director General of Scientific Affairs. The digital revolution encourages us to share data and open research infrastructure to the scientific community.

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INRA's open access policy >

#OpenINRA: a nation-wide actor in innovation 

#OpenINRA: Its openness to closer partnerships with higher education, industry and civil society and non-market stakeholders in society is essential to the success of the Institute's commitment to regional growth..

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#Support: anticipating and supporting change

#Support: An institute that attracts and motivates its staff. In order to maintain this momentum, INRA places great importance on hosting foreign researchers: each year, more than 500 foreign scientists and students join our labs. The Institute also encourages the mobility of its researchers in labs abroad.

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