Resource centres

Updated at: 15/02/2024

Different kinds of national resource centres provide support for the data management clusters and thematic reference centers. Recherche Data Gouv federates existing resources and services to capitalise on these for the benefit of all concerned throughout France.

Recherche Data Gouv repository-registry resource center









This centre works on:

    • The creation of institutional data spaces for higher education or research institutions that request them.
    • Support and training which is provided:
      • For administrators and curators of institutional spaces.
      • Through the data management clusters to support research teams wishing to deposit and publish data.
      • For research teams who deposit data in the generic space because their home institutions do not yet possess a dedicated space.
    • The moderation and curation of datasets in the generic space (for all data that has not been deposited in an institutional space).

The Recherche Data Gouv DORANum resource center









Supported by Inist-CNRS, the DoRANum resource center, educational materials, e-training contributes to supporting members of the Research Data Gouv ecosystem with any questions relating to the management of research data.

The DoRANum resource center capitalizes and pools generic and reusable training materials through data workshops and thematic reference centers which train the scientific community on questions relating to research data.

The DoRANum platform is thus part of the national ecosystem and is enriched with e-training materials worked with data workshops and thematic reference centers, depending on the training they provide on their site and the needs of their communities.


The Recherche Data Gouv skills resource center









The skills resource centre is led by the URFIST GIS and contributes to the training and skill development of all data management cluster personnel who themselves provide scientific teams with training and support. It develops training modules along with the dedicated training system and methods for the data management clusters and also delivers an "open-badge" level of training that recognises enhanced skills. The training provided will be developed and adapted to respond to the requirements expressed by the data management clusters.

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The Recherche Data Gouv OPIDoR resource center









This centre is led by the Inist-CNRS and offers national data management tools and services for the entire higher education and research community in France. It:

    • Manages and operates the French service which assigns persistent digital data identifiers (DOIs) for higher education and research institutions.
    • Provides a general-purpose tool to enable researchers to create a human- or machine-actionable data management plan.
    • Supports the thematic reference centres in developing thematic specific components of data management plan creation tools.