Hcéres board

Hcéres is governed by a Board which is responsible for the quality of its work. The Board defines the annual evaluation schedule and the measures required for ensuring the quality, transparency and publication of its evaluation procedures.
It is composed of 30 members, 15 men and 15 women, appointed by decree for a four-year term, renewable once. The President, Michel Cosnard, is appointed from among the members and heads the High Council.

Discussion and decision-making body

The Board is responsible for decisions concerning the:

  • evaluation charter defining the measures required to ensure the quality and transparency of evaluation procedures
  • standards for evaluations conducted by the High Council
  • validation of all evaluation procedures
  • terms on which experts are appointed
  • multi-year programme for evaluations in line with the schedules in the multi-year contracts with the institutions
  • policy of the High Council for European and international cooperation
  • report submitted to the government
  • recruitment, employment and remuneration terms for contract staff
  • expense reimbursement conditions for missions carried out on behalf of Hcéres

At the proposal of its President, the Board rules on the:

Oversight of the rules and procedures

The Board is responsible for ensuring:

  • that the evaluations conducted by the High Council and by bodies using procedures that it has approved take account of the national and territorial aspects of higher education and research, particularly within the framework of clusters and groupings
  • that the evaluations take account of the relationships between training and research
  • the quality of evaluations performed by other bodies by validating their procedures. It also ensures that these principles are complied with
  • that the selected criteria and evaluation procedures used or validated by the High Council take account of the diverse types and missions of evaluated organisations and study programmes and the diversity of disciplines

The Board defines the framework, objectives, criteria and procedures for evaluations.  It also sets the general framework for evaluations, studies or analyses conducted at the request of government ministers responsible for higher education and research.

Finally, it ensures that the High Council communicates regularly with institutional stakeholders and bodies involved in the various evaluations, in order to continuously improve evaluation criteria and procedures.

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The President of the Board, Michel Cosnard, was appointed from among its members by a decree of the French President and leads the High Council:

  • He ensures that evaluations are impartial, reliable and transparent,
  • He signs decisions on the validation of evaluation procedures and attests to their compliance with the ethical and professional standards and with the validation rules adopted by the Board,
  • He appoints experts,
  • He countersigns evaluation reports prepared by expert panels and signed by their presidents.

The President is responsible for High Council staff and is the authorising officer in charge of income and expenditure.

The President appoints the General Secretary in charge of the administration and operations of the High Council, department managers, the head of the Science and Technology Observatory and the head of the French Office for Research Integrity for a renewable period of four years. He may delegate his power of signature to them for business pertaining to their respective roles and to agents under his authority for documents associated with High Council operations and their duties.

If the President is on leave or unable to perform his role, the Board is chaired by its most senior member and the General Secretary performs the other duties of the President on an interim basis.

The Board comprises thirty members, including the President, appointed by Decree for a four-year term, renewable once :

The Board has an equal number of male and female members, broken down as follows:

Nine researchers, engineers or professors put forward by the competent higher education and research evaluation bodies:

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Constantina BACALEXI
Research Engineer (CNRS)
Curriculum vitae

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Christine BOEGLIN 
Director of Research (CNRS) 

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Michel BOZDEMIR 
University Professor (Inalco)
Curriculum vitae 

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Fabienne COMTE 
University Professor (Université Paris Descartes
Curriculum vitae

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Michel GREGOIRE 
Director of Research (CNRS) 
Curriculum vitae 

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Danièle GROSHENY 
University Lecturer (Université de Lorraine)

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Yves LE BISSONAIS 
Director of Research 
(Inra)

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Jean-Michel PLANE 
University Professor (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3)

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Thierry PONCHON 
University Lecturer (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne) 

Three researchers, engineers or professors, put forward by presidents or directors of research bodies:

 

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Sebastian AMIGORENA
Director of Research (CNRS)
Curriculum vitae

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Hélène KIRCHNER 
Director of Research (Inria)

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Rémy MOSSERI 
Director of Research (CNRS)

Three researchers, engineers or professors put forward by the two conferences of heads of institutions mentioned in Article L. 233-1 of the French Education Code :

 

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Gilberte CHAMBAUD
Professor Emeritus (Université Paris - Est Marne-la-Vallée)
Curriculum vitae

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Jean-Marc HEINTZ 
Professor (Bordeaux INP)   

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Eliane KOTLER 
University Professor (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis)

Two researchers, engineers or professors put forward by the French Ministry for National Education, Higher Education and Research:

 

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Gérard BERRY 
Professor (Collège de France)   

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Pascale SAINT-CYR 
General Services Director (Université Paris Diderot)

 

Two student representatives put forward by students’ associations:

 

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Carolina Faye

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Loris GAUDIN

 

 

Nine qualified figures:

 

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Claire BONITHON-KOPP 
University Professor - Hospital Practitioner (Université de Bourgogne)
Curriculum vitae

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Claude BERTRAND 
Executive Vice President R&D and Chief Scientific Officer (Ipsen)

 

Michel Cosnard, President of Hcéres

Michel COSNARD 
Hcéres President

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Cathy DUYKAERTS
Head of the Executive Unit (AEQES - Belgian higher education quality evaluation agency)

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Rafael LLAVORI DE MICHEO
Head of International and Institutional Affairs (ANECA – Spanish quality evaluation and accreditation agency)
Curriculum vitae

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Robert PLANA 
Chief Technology Officer de ASSYSTEM
Curriculum vitae

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Valérie MAZZA
Scientific Director (Limagrain)

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Denise PUMAIN
University Professor (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Curriculum vitae

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Fiona CROZIER
Head of the International Department (QAA, UK quality assurance agency)

Two members of the French Parliament appointed by the Standing Committee for Higher Education and Research of each house: 

 

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Fannette CHARVIER
Member of Parliament for the Doubs

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Jacques GROSPERRIN
Senator for the Doubs

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