Scientific information is an essential element for research.

The results of the research carried out at the IRD are distributed via articles in scientific journals, publications, cards, communication at conferences, qualifications, data filed in warehouses, etc.

This heritage generated by researchers is inventoried, conserved and promoted.

Sharing resources is necessary

The IRD publishes over 5,000 scientific articles per year.

As well as this production, scientists need to document their existing work, analyse data, publish their results in scientific publications and promote their production.

At the IRD, the publications of our researchers and all types of documentary resources (scientific journals, bibliographical databases, etc.) are made available to all scientists at the Institute and to our partners.

This resource is also available for consultation throughout the world via our 14 documentation centres and online via various digital platforms (Horizon, Hal-IRD, Numerisud) as part of our belief that science should be as open and widely accessible as possible.

Towards open data for sustainable science in the South

The IRD's commitment to ‘open science’ is shown by the opening of its DataSuds data warehouse in late 2019.

This project, which falls under the philosophy of the French national plan for open science, allows open access to data in the interests of fostering sustainable science in the South.

Via this national and European priority, our Institute participates in the opening up and large-scale sharing of knowledge.

Furthermore, the DataSuds data warehouse makes it possible to draw a link between data and publications, thereby enhancing the scheme for distributing scientific productions in which the IRD has already been involved for many years.