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, Thierry Coulhon, is appointed from among the members and heads the High Council.

The President of the Board, Thierry Coulhon, 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.

In conjunction with the appointment of Thierry Coulhon, the following 29 persons were appointed, by decree, as members of the Board:

Proposed by the CNU (French Universities Board):

Proposed by the CoNRS (French National Committee for Scientific Research) attached to the CNRS:

Proposed by the evaluation bodies of all other public science and technology institutions:

Proposed by the presidents or directors of research bodies:

Proposed by the CPU (Conference of University Presidents) and the CDEFI (Conference of Directors of French Engineering Schools):

Two other members with researcher, engineer or professor status:

  • Stéphane Dalmas, Innovation Advisor to the Executive Director of INRIA;
  • Nathalie Vergnolle, Director of the Institute for Digestive Health Research (INSERM, ENVT, INRAE, UPS).

Two student representatives proposed by student associations:

Nine qualified individuals:

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

Board meeting, 16th February 2022

Board meeting, 31st January 2022

Board meeting, 13th December 2021

Board meeting, 2nd November 2021

Board meeting, 25th October 2021 

Board meeting, 12th July 2021

Board meeting, 31st May 2021

Board meeting, 1st March 2021

Board meeting, 17th December 2020

Board meeting, 28th October 2019

Board meeting, 17th June 2019

Board meeting, 28th January 2019

Board meeting, 29th October 2018

Board meeting, 11th June 2018

Board meeting, 26th March 2018

Board meeting, 23rd October 2017

Board meeting, 12th June 2017

Board meeting, 20th March 2017

Board meeting, 5th December 2016

Board meeting, 3rd October 2016

Board meeting, 6th June 2016

Board meeting, 4th April 2016

Board meeting, 7th March 2016

Board meeting, 14th December 2015

Board meeting, 17th December 2014