The Institut Pasteur is committed to Open Science by adopting two founding texts in May 2021:
Both policies are part of the Institut Pasteur 2019-2023 strategic plan and are in line with the global movement for open science that aims to:
- facilitate the sharing and reuse of data, publications and software codes according to the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable),
- improve the efficacy of research and speed up innovation by facilitating the reuse of results,
- democratize access to the results of honest, quality research,
- advance knowledge as a common good for humanity.
The Institut Pasteur’s Open Science Monitor
The French Open Science Monitor has been adapted for the Institut Pasteur. It measures the evolution of open science at the Institut Pasteur: open access rate of publications (for which at least one of the authors is affiliated with the Institut Pasteur) as well as research data and software mentioned in these publications.
According to this barometer, 89% of Pasteurian publications published in 2021 were open access in December 2022. In comparison, at the national level, 67% of French publications published in 2021 were in open access in 2022 (all fields).