Research integrity

French Advisory Board for Research Integrity (Hcéres): four new members appointed

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At the proposal of the French Advisory Board for Research Integrity (CoFIS), Thierry Coulhon, President of Hcéres, has appointed four new members to this body: O. Descamps, E. Didier, S. Noorda and M. Rahier. They have been appointed as part of a partial reappointment of the CoFIS, which was presented on 1st March to the Hcéres Board.

Reporting to the President and to the Hcéres board, the CoFIS guides and supports the French Office for Research Integrity (OFIS), an Hcéres department. With its equal representation of men and women and its broad coverage of different disciplines, it has 12 qualified members appointed on an intuitu personae basis. As part of the partial reappointment of the CoFIS, Thierry Coulhon has appointed four new members:

  • Olivier Descamps
    Professor of the History of Law at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, where he has managed the University Diploma in the History of Law since 2012, Olivier Descamps holds a doctorate in law from the same university (2001) and an agrégation in the history of law (2004). Since 2010, he has been the co-director of the Law and History dual degree programme in partnership with Sorbonne Université and has directed the Centre for Studies in Legal History (CNRS) since 2007. He has participated in two Hcéres evaluation committees (2013, 2014) as a representative of the CNRS national committee (section 36).
  • Emmanuel Didier
    Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in sociology at the Centre Maurice Halbwachs, Emmanuel Didier has a degree from the École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (National School of Statistics and Economic Administration, 1995), a doctorate in the Socioeconomics of Innovation from Mines ParisTech – PSL (2000) and is certified as a research director from ENS – PSL (2018). In 2019, he became a member of the French National Ethics Consultative Council (CCNE). Since 2020, he has directed the Medicine-Humanities programme at ENS – PSL and participated in the working group on Covid-19 at the French National Steering Committee of Digital Ethics (CNPEN).
  • Sijbolt Noorda
    President Emeritus of the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), former President of the Association of Dutch Universities and former member of the Board of Administrators of the European University Association (EUA), since 2013 Sijbolt Noorda has been president of the Observatory Magna Charta Universitatum (Bologna, Italy). His varied career and responsibilities have made him a specialist on issues of teaching, learning, internationalisation and governance in higher education as well as open science topics.
  • Martine Rahier
    Professor of Animal Ecology and Entomology at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), where she was Rector (2008 to 2016), Martine Rahier is an agricultural engineer and a graduate of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium, 1977). She holds a doctorate in science from the University of Basel (Switzerland, 1983) and an accreditation in ecology from the University of Zurich (Switzerland, 1993). Martine has been a member of the German Accreditation Council since 2013, she has been the vice president of the European University Association (EUA) since 2015, and she has sat on the board of the Austrian Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation since 2017. She has also been a member of the Observatory Magna Charta Universitatum (Bologna, Italie) since 2019.

Due to the reappointment of half of the CoFIS, the (renewable) terms for Olivier Descamps, Emmanuel Didier, Sijbolt Noorda will last three years, and one year for Martine Rahier.

Additionally, the terms for Michèle Leduc (Emeritus Director of Research, CNRS), Olivier Le Gall (President of CoFIS, Director of Research, Inrae) and Romain Pierronet (Associate researcher, University Paris-Est) have been extended until 2023.

A new partial reappointment of CoFIS will take place in 2022 at the end of the terms of Sophie Carenco (Researcher, CNRS, Sorbonne Université), Frédérique Claudot (University Lecturer - Hospital Practitioner, School of Public Health, Nancy Faculty of Medicine, University of Lorraine), Jean-Pierre Finance (Professor emeritus, Université de Lorraine) and Line Le Gall (Professor at the French national museum of natural history). One vacancy remains to be filled later in 2021.

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