The CID 55 commission co-evaluates the activity of the researchers that it recruits, with the main section assigned at the time of recruitment. It may also be asked to co-evaluate any person whose research activity would fall within the themes covered by its title and its keywords.

Criteria for evaluating competition applications

The scientific file of an application for a recruitment open to the CID 55 commission must meet the specificities of this commission and fall within the themes covered by its title and its keywords. Recruitment to a junior (CRCN) or senior (DR2) position is based on the scientific quality of the file. In addition, in CID 55 commission, the file must highlight interdisciplinarity, combining data science with other scientific fields, such as high-energy physics, climate science, seismology, astronomy, cosmology, materials science, digital humanities, social network analysis, and the humanities and social sciences in general. This list is not exhaustive, but we emphasize that CID 55 commission does not cover all interdisciplinary activities related to the digital sciences. In particular, the interactions between data science and life sciences as well as research questions related to the development of digital science and technology are outside the scope of this commission.

The quality of scientific production in an interdisciplinary setting is evaluated according to specific criteria, which do not fall under a single discipline. Thus, the evaluation will take into account the researchers’ discipline of origin as well as the range of disciplines addressed in their application.

Main criteria common to junior and senior positions:

  • interdisciplinarity of the background and project: the ability to introduce, deploy, and develop tools, methods, and conceptual approaches to solve scientific challenges related to data, through the production, preparation, processing, and visualization of data in scientific fields relevant to CID 55 commission;

  • scientific quality and scope of the results (publications, referenced technical notes, development and provision of tools and software, methodological development, …), as well as the role played in these scientific productions, especially those carried out in large consortia;

  • ability to construct autonomously a research project that fits into a defined research environment;

  • international influence and recognition;

  • ability to present scientific issues in a didactic manner to a broad spectrum scientific audience.

Main criteria specific to senior positions:

  • enhanced requirements on scientific background, scope of results, outreach, research project, long-term scientific vision, interdisciplinary collaborations;

  • collective responsibilities in line with the requirements of the disciplines of origin;

  • research supervision, including thesis supervision.

Additional elements may also be considered, such as:

  • involvement in an open science approach;

  • animation, scientific mediation, and teaching activity related to the research activity.

These criteria are non-exclusive, non-hierarchical, and non-cumulative; they are modulated according to research career, discipline, and research activity setting.