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Scientific Data Management Certificate

Teaching staff (SDM certificate)

The instructors below taught during the 2020-2021 school year. This list may be updated to reflect changes for the 2021-2022 school year.

Philippe Amiel

A sociologist and jurist with a doctorate in law, he is a research fellow at a public health lab (UMR 1123 ECEVE Inserm/University of Paris), the president of Inserm’s professional ethics association and a member of its Ethical Evaluation Committee (CEEI/IRB).

His work focuses on the law and sociology of human experimentation and on biomedicine research. A lawyer in Montpellier, he is the president of the French Association for Quality Medical Expertise (AFQEM).

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Pascal Aventurier

In charge of IRD’s Technical and Scientific Information Department since 2017, he has been involved in research data management projects since 2013.

He earned a DEA (Master 2) in information and communication sciences from University of Grenoble 2 in 1990 and a master’s in applied mathematics for social sciences from the University of Paris Diderot in 1989.

His department administers the DataSuds data warehouse and he coordinates the ANR BRIDGE project (Research through Interoperable Data Governance and Environment) on interoperability and data warehouse strategy. He is a member of Knowledge Exchange Group’s Open Scholarship group.

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Pascal Bonnet

Deputy Director of CIRAD’s Environments and Societies Department, he has, since 2013, coordinated CIRAD’s founding initiative Scientific Digital Heritage (PNS).

He is a veterinarian and a health geographer who has conducted socioeconomic and geographical research on farming and animal health, especially in Africa, the Mediterannean and Southeast Asia, by analysing land and building integrated information systems.

Since 2013 he has coordinated CIRAD’s founding initiative Scientific Digital Heritage (PNS) and participated in the development of CIRAD’s 3 digital strategic pillars (i) managing research data, its life cycle and building open collections, (ii) developing data science applied to Big Data or heterogeneous data and (iii) developing research and decision support tools for digital agriculture, to manage farms, tropical agricultural chains or rural lands thanks to data and ICT tools.

He works with managers of research facilities (forest observatories, socio-economic observatories, geographic data facilities), the administrators of data warehouses, teams tasked with data management support, legal departments, the Scientific and Technical Information Department, and the Information Systems Department (DSI) in order to implement optimal forms of organisation to address open science at CIRAD.

He’s in charge of #DigitAg Digital Agriculture Convergence Lab’s international strategy and represents CIRAD at RDA Research Data Alliance and Godan (Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition).

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Laurence Dedieu

For 10 years, Laurence Dedieu has managed the Scientific and Technical Information Commission (DIST)’s publication support team at CIRAD.

A pharmacist by training, she worked for more than 20 years in animal health on ruminant diseases caused by mycoplasma, first on developing molecular diagnostic tools and then on identifying immune responses and developing vaccines.

Since 2014, she has been involved in the management and publication of research data, especially with CIRAD’s PNS (Digital Scientific Heritage) initiative coordinated by Pascal Bonnet. She has developed expertise in Data Management Plans (DMP) and data papers and works with project managers, often European, on data management and DMP drafting as well as with researchers planning to publish data papers. She also runs CIRAD trainings on these two subjects.

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Emilie Domanico

After earning a bachelor’s in international relations, Emilie Domanico earned a master’s degree in European studies to specialise in European programs and policy.

She chose to internationalise her studies by completing them in Finland, Poland, Italy and France. She began her career as a manager with CNRS’s Provence and Corsica office. In 2012, she joined the University of Montpellier (ex-UM2)’s Innovation and Partnerships Department (DIPA) as European projects manager. She then took charge of setting up European and international projects and became head of DIPA’s Project Development and Support Department. She is also involved in a variety of local (co-leader of Comité Europe) and national (member of the Point de Contact National Défi 5 with the Horizon 2020 program) networks.

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Alain Foucaran

Holding the highest rank in French higher education, University Professor, Exceptional Class 2, he is Director of the CNRS’s and UM’s joint Institute of Electronics and Systems (IES), which has more than 240 collaborators.

Born in 1959, Alain Foucaran earned his doctorate in electronics and solid-state physics in 1986 from the University of Montpellier. After a postdoc and a brief stint in the corporate world, he was recruited by the University of Montpellier as an Associate Professor in 1987 and in 2003 he was made University Professor.

He specialises in sensors and microsystems, having authored or co-authored more than 75 publications in international journals and more than 100 international or national conference proceedings. He has supervised 22 doctoral dissertations and today still supervises two.

In January 2013, his exceptional work was recognised with the IBM Faculty Award and in 2015 he was granted the highest rank in higher education, University Professor, Exceptional Class 2. 

Finally, since January 1, 2011 he has been Director of the IES.

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Francesca Frontini

Associate Professor of computational linguistics at Montpellier’s Paul Valéry University, member of the Praxiling laboratory, CLARIN ambassador and a member of CLARIN France’s steering committee.

After a dissertation in corpus linguistics, Francesca Frontini joined CNR’s Computational Linguistics Institute in Pisa, Italy, where she specialised in the field of language resources and technologies and worked on a variety of European projects. In 2014-2015, thanks to MSH Paris’s Fernand Braudel fellowship, she spent nine months at Labex OBVIL, developing projects at the intersection of natural language processing and digital humanities. Back in Pisa, she worked on building the Italian national consortium of CLARIN infrastructure, dedicated to linguistic resources, where she represented Italy on organisational committees. Between 2016 and 2020 she was an Associate Professor of computational linguistics at Montpellier’s Paul Valéry University and a member of the Praxiling laboratory, CLARIN ambassador and a member of CLARIN France’s steering committee, in collaboration with TGIR Huma-Num. Her current projects include the Nénufar initiative, the digital text annotation tool REDEN, and the MeDo project. Since 2021 she has been a researcher with CNR’s Computational Linguistics Institute in Pisa, Italy, and a member of the board of CLARIN ERIC. Her particular research interests lie in design, annotation, standardisation, documentation and preservation practices for linguistics data. She is a member of the steering committee of CommonData’s MSH program.

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Kamel Gadouche

Kamel GADOUCHE is a first-class administrator at Insee and director of the Center for Secure Data Access (CASD). He teaches, in particular, in the fields of information security, object-oriented programming and conceptual modeling of information.

After training at ENSAE (CGSA), Kamel Gadouche began his career at Insee in the field of statistics and computer science. He then joined the National Economic and Statistics Schools Group in 2006 to manage the IT department. The last few years, he has supervised the establishment of the Center for Secure Data Access (CASD), of which he is now the director.

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Françoise Genova

Françoise Genova is an astronomer and a CNRS research director. She works at the Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS), which she oversaw from 1995 to 2015.

The CDS is the data center of reference for the international scientific community. She was one of the founders of the virtual astronomical observatory, the international astronomy data sharing framework, and has coordinated a variety of European projects financed by the commission in support of the virtual observatory’s European side. She was heavily involved in the Research Data Alliance (RDA) even before its creation. She has served on its Technical Advisory Board since the beginning and was a co-president between 2015 and 2019. Since its creation in March 2018, she has led RDA France’s national hub. She was a member of the Expert Group on FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable/reproducible) data established by the European Commission, which produced the 2018 report “Turning FAIR into Reality,” and is a member of EOSC’s FAIR working group.

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Arnauld-Yves Goucham

First-class engineer Head of the Support for Innovation and Commercialisation Partnerships Team Occitania Pyrenees Mediterannean Region

Research, Technological Transfer and Higher Education Department

Work areas: economic applications of the results of public research, research and development projects involving research and business laboratories, creation of a common public private R&D laboratory (GRAINE) involving research laboratories and students (training), developing research laboratory results (TRL3), promoting intellectual property in business creation, incubation, entrepreneurship, development tied to Occitania’s two Accelerating Technology Transfer Businesses (SATT), supporting local technological transfers, monitoring cross-border innovation projects.

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Véronique Ginouvès

A research engineer with the CNRS, Véronique Ginouvès manages the sound archives of the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’Homme in Aix-en-Provence and co-manages, with historian Maryline Crivello, the Pôle Images-Sons for digital practices in the humanities and social sciences.

She also co-manages the professional concentration “History and Digital Humanities Training” for a master’s program in the archives and library trades at Aix-Marseille University. She runs the sound archives’ website.

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Sandrine Gropp

Director of UM’s Joint Documentation Service. In particular, she manages the CPER project of transforming university libraries into learning centers and is particularly interested in research issues (open access, open science, research data) as well as the evolving role and design of public services (service design, UX design, in person/remote issues, generalised and specialised services).

Throughout her career at the University of Paris 1 and the University of Montpellier, she has managed projects relating to the issue of electronic resource access and the implementation of related services (remote access, discovery tools, user training, etc.).

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Célya Gruson-Daniel

Research fellow with Costech/UTC with a doctorate in social sciences (STS/SIC) and a consultant with Inno³, a specialised consulting firm in open innovation, open data and open sourcing and a co-founder of two organisations: HackYourResearch and Ancre des Savoirs.

Célya Gruson-Daniel is a research fellow with  Costech/UTC with a doctorate in social sciences (STS/SIC), specialising in questions of open access, open science and shared digital resources in higher education and research. She is a consultant at Inno^3, a consulting firm specialising in open innovation, open data and open sourcing, where she is developing an action research project on implementing sustainable open models at public and private organisations.

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Benjamin Jean

A jurist specialising in intellectual property, the founder of the  Inno³ firm and a legal scholar, Benjamin Jean specialises in the management of open model intellectual property.

For more than 15 years, he has guided and equipped new functions and collaborations relating to creation and innovation (Open Source, Open Data or, more generally, all movement in favor of open innovation). In particular, he has worked towards their integration into the governance of various private and public actors, of varying sizes and in different fields, and has trained many internal teams on relevant legal aspects. Today, he advises numerous research organisations on different commercialisation strategies at the intersection of Open Data and Open Science.

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Clément Jonquet

Clément Jonquet (LIRMM, University of Montpellier) holds a doctorate in computer science and is an Associate Professor qualified to supervise research.

A former postdoc and then a visiting scholar at Stanford University, he has 12 years of experience in applied ontology and semantic Web technologies in biomedicine and agronomy. He has worked on designing and developing ontology and vocabulary portals and semantic annotation tools, first as SIFR project leader (ANR-JCJC & H2020-MSCA) then leading the ANR D2KAB project and co-managing ANR PractikPharma and ANR FooSIN. Since 2015, he has brought the national and international agricultural community together around the AgroPortal initiative. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications, including 24 journal articles, with more than 2,620 citations. He organised ESWC 2013 as well as multiple workshops in the field (S4BioDiv). He also directs Meetup Web Science Montpellier and AgroHackathon. Since 2010, he has taught at Polytech Montpellier in the Computer Science and Management Department.

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Hélène Jouguet

Documentary information systems specialist in charge of TGIR Huma-Num’s Data mission.

Huma-Num provides storage, processing, preservation and dissemination services and tools for social science and humanities research data and works to develop good management practices for every step of the data life cycle. 

Accordingly, the Data mission guides project managers in their use of Huma-Num services and works to improve the quality of the content they host on TGIR.

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Anne Laurent

Professor of computer science at the University of Montpellier and the Vice President for open science and research data. Member of LIRMM (FADO team focused on the Semantic Web and open science), her research focuses on databases and artificial intelligence (data warehouses, Big Data mining, managing vagueness, etc.).

Deeply committed to interdisciplinary work and to bridging diverse communities, she participates in different key projects and interface research projects. Anne teaches in Polytech Montpellier’s Computer Science and Management Department.

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Julien Le Clainche

Lawyer with a doctorate in law, working in computer science and new information and communication technologies law since 1999.

He holds a DEA in computer science and law from University of Montpellier I, where he was valedictorian, as well as a master’s in business and tax law and a degree in comparative law from University of Paris II Assas. He also has a doctorate in law; his dissertation on adapting personal data law to electronic communications received honourable mention from CNIL in 2009.

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Laure Lefrançois

At the University of Montpellier since 2014, she manages the Sciences and Techniques Hub within the Joint Documentation Service (SCD) and the SCD’s research support mission.

To this end, she coordinated (with the Research and Doctoral Studies Department) the 2017 implementation of the University of Montpellier’s HAL portal as well as the addition of a dedicated help team responsible for reporting references, for the submission of full publication texts and for leading a network of laboratory specialists. She now works to broaden support services for researchers, primarily with regard to research data management.

Committed to working in the civil service, Laure Lefrançois began her career as a conservator at France’s national library, heading up the department implementing digital services for different groups, in particular scholars and researchers. She then worked at the Defense Department where she created a library department and oversaw the implementation of a shared catalog.

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Olivier Le Gall

In January 2015, INRA was one of the first French organisations to sign the national charter of ethics for research professions. The French Office for Research Integrity (OFIS) was created in March 2017 to spark progress by French research groups toward the goals set out by this charter, particularly the implementation of measures, actions and procedures guaranteeing a shared culture of research integrity in the fields of research and French higher education. Responsible for establishing OFIS, today he chairs the council that directs its work. 

French Office for Research Integrity (OFIS)

En janvier 2015, l’INRA avait été l’un des premiers établissements français à signer la charte nationale de déontologie des métiers de la recherche. L’Office Français de l’Intégrité Scientifique a été créé en mars 2017 pour stimuler les progrès des collectifs de recherche français vers les objectifs établis par cette charte, et notamment la mise en place de dispositifs, d’actions et de procédures assurant le partage d’une culture de l’intégrité scientifique dans l’écosystème de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur français. Chargé d’installer l’OFIS, il préside aujourd’hui le Conseil qui oriente ses travaux.

Office Français de l’Intégrité Scientifique (OFIS)

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Giancarlo Luxardo

Giancarlo Luxardo is a research scientist at the CNRS and a member of the Praxiling laboratory at Montpellier’s Paul Valéry University.

His research involves corpus linguistics, exploratory multidimensional analysis, textometry, the annotation and processing of survey, debate or testimonial data, digital humanities and linked data.

Before joining the CNRS, he worked in the information technology industry in R&D laboratories (Olivetti Research, IBM Haifa Research Laboratory, Quark Deutschland) in particular on information models and communication protocols used in medical imaging and in the management of digital resources and editorial systems used by media. 

He is a member of section 34 of the National Committee for Scientific Research (linguistics) and of the CAHIER Consortium (Corpus of authors for the humanities: computerisation, editing, research) steering committee, certified by TGIR Huma-Num.

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Grégoire Mercier

Grégoire Mercier heads the Science and Data team at the Montpellier university hospital and is a research fellow at CEPEL (UMR CNRS/University of Montpellier).

Between 2018 and 2019, he worked at Harvard Medical School thanks to the Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowship.

His research concentrates on analysing care pathways for chronically ill patients and on the social and geographical inequities in access to care using different sources of health data.

A co-founder of KanopyMed, a start-up that develops decision support tools based on health data, he is a public health doctor by training and holds a master’s in health economics from the London School of Economics and a doctorate in economics and management from the University of Montpellier.

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Claire Nédellec

Claire Nédellec is a research director at INRAE, the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment.

She is a specialist in the field of semantic information extraction from documents. She manages the Bibliome research team, which specialises in the development of new tools and platforms for scientists, their assessments and circulation. She coordinates and participates in many institutional projects and conferences in the field.

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Pascal Neveu

Pascal Neveu works at  INRAE, the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Since 2014, he has been the director of the MISTEA (Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science for Environment and Agriculture) unit at Montpellier SupAgro-INRAE. He heads up a team working on data and knowledge management. 

He coordinates working groups focused on data and knowledge management involved in multiple international projects, and teaches subjects linked to scientific computing and information management. His field of expertise is data semantics and Big Data structuring. He leads research on societal challenges such as the digital transition and developing the agriculture of the future.

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Christophe Perignon

Christophe Pérignon is a research director and finance professor at HEC Paris.

He is also the deputy director of Chaire ACPR (French Central Bank) and director of GREGHEC (UMR 2959). He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the Swiss Finance Institute and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Before joining HEC, he was an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He is very active in the field of open and reproducible research. With Christophe Hurlin, he co-founded the research website RunMyCode.org as well as cascad (UMS 2007), the first reproducible research certification agency.

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Marie-Claude Quidoz

Technical Manager of the Center for a Functional and Evolving Ecology (CEFE)’s “Ecological Information Systems” platform – UMR5175 of the CNRS.

She works as an Information Systems Architect (implementing material infrastructure, defining software modules, etc.). She recently began co-leading a cross-disciplinary technical area called “The Data Life Cycle” at her laboratory. 

On the national level, she is a member of the steering committee of the national network RBDD and co-leads two inter-network working groups, “Pi4*4: an all-terrain tablet for research” and “Data Workshop.” The latter strives to consider data management and sharing from a perspective oriented towards “professions” and “networks,” favouring  an increase in experience in the field, the exchange of best practices and mutual aid.

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Maxime Ragot

Responsible for scientific communication and projects on data exploration. Department of Scientific and Technical Information, CNRS (DIST-CNRS).

A materials chemist and an expert in scientific communication, Maxime Ragot is a DIST project manager focused on encouraging research actors to move their documentation practices forward. Since 2018, he has led demonstrations and practical workshops with URFIST and taught modules on databases, data visualisation and documentary exploration (text and data mining).

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Agnès Robin

Associate Professor (qualified to supervise research) in private law at the University of Montpellier (ERCIM/UMR 5815 “Dynamics of Law”) who manages the second year of the intellectual property and digital law master’s at Montpellier’s law school.

A specialist in intellectual property law, digital law and innovation and research law, she has carried out significant work on subjects relating to innovation and research law, open data, laboratory records, scientific plagiarism, the commercialisation of research, the state’s scientific heritage, open science, the digital university, and more.

The author of multiple works in intellectual property law and research and innovation law, she has, since 2016, directed the interdisciplinary CommonData project, a MSH SUD platform, pertaining to the practical and theoretical analysis of scientific research data management.

She is now with Montpellier’s Data Science Institute (ISDM). 

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Mathieu Roche

Mathieu Roche is a CIRAD researcher with the TETIS laboratory (Territories, Environment, Teledetection and Spatial Information). Since 2016, he has managed the SISO team (Spatialised Information System: modeling, extraction and dissemination of data and knowledge).

Mathieu Roche earned a doctorate in computer science at the University of Paris 11 (Orsay) in 2004 and qualified to supervise research in 2011. From 2005 to 2013, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Montpellier 2, during which time he was responsible for the Skill Integration master’s program (2008-2011) and LIRMM’s Texte team (2012-2013). 

Since 2005, Mathieu Roche has overseen 15 dissertations and coordinated numerous academic and commercial projects in the field of text mining; in particular, multidisciplinary projects with linguists and geographers. Mathieu Roche is currently involved in two European H2020 projects (MOOD and LEAP4FNSSA). He has co-chaired more than 20 conferences and workshops.

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Olivier Rouchon

A former IT projects manager at Dell and currently a research engineer at CINES, where he has managed the Archival and Dissemination Department since 2009.

Beyond coordinating CINES’ long-term conservation and digital document access department, he helps lead the working group PIN (digital information perpetuation) with the organisation Aristote, authors articles on long-term conservation of digital items for a variety of journals and sits on TGIR Huma-Num’s Scientific Council. He also spent five years leading CINES’ Intensive Calculus Department.

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Joachim Schöpfel

Associate Professor of information and communication sciences at the University of Lille and a member of GERiiCO laboratory, specialising in the field of scientific and technical information. Independent consultant with Ourouk in Paris. 

Marie-Christine Sordino

Marie-Christine Sordino is a Professor of private law and criminal sciences at the University of Montpellier, specialising in criminal law and criminal sciences, and in particular in general, special, and business-related criminal law and the criminal law of new technologies.

She runs the University of Montpellier’s criminal law section and manages the criminal law and criminal sciences concentration and second year master’s courses in these areas.

The go-to person for research integrity at University of Montpellier since 2016, she led the drafting of the Charter of Research Integrity and the creation and implementation of an internal procedure for processing allegations of failures of research integrity, with the support of the Vice President for research and the relevant departments. She also brings these issues to the national level and works with, in particular, the French Office for Research Integrity (OFIS).

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Jérémie Valentin

Jérémie Valentin holds a doctorate in geography and is the open data project manager at Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole. He is in charge of making public data available (open data), now fully a part of Montpellier’s smart city policy.