Who are we?

Episciences is one of the three platforms developed by the Centre for Direct Scientific Communication (CCSD), a CNRS/INRAE/Inria support and research unit (UAR3668).

The CCSD serves the scientific community and its institutional environment (research organisations, universities). Its main mission is to provide, in the spirit of open access, tools for the archiving, dissemination and valorisation of scientific publications and data.

Episciences is based on open source software whose code is freely accessible.


Episciences is also a team of four people dedicated to the development as well as the technical and editorial support of the platform:

  • Céline Barthonnat, Publishing Officer;
  • Julien Charles, Developer;
  • Djamel Chibane, Developer;
  • Raphaël Tournoy, Head of the Episciences platform.