Organization of newPIC activities

Presence on social networks

newPIC faculty members are committed to contributing to scientific societies, and are present at the associated annual conferences. We have a specific strategy with professional and research networks, in order to disseminate our research results and to make sure that our faculties adhere to the PSB's motto "Research for practice". We are willing to make sure that both the industry and the academic scholars get access to our research results.


social networks

We have decided to advertise
for our research results on Linked-In,
and to post short updates and
teasers on Twitter.




Linked-In is a business-oriented social network service. We have decided to complement this website with personal pages on Linked-In, where we advertise for our projects and research paper there, and also with a specific page for the newPIC chair.

Research activities run by the newPIC chair follow the motto "Research for Practice" introduced by PSB. We expect that Linked-In will help promoting the relevance of our activities for the actual world, and to motivate other Linked-In users to contact us for the development of our research perspective with further action-research and field research activities.

We will therefore post links to our projects and to our research papers on Linked-In, both on our personal pages and on the newPIC page.

The list of newPIC faculties introduces links to each personal page, and the newPIC general contact details page links to newPIC's page on Linked-In.

We strongly encourage you to open an accound if you don't have one yet.

Click here to reach Linked-In newPIC's page...



Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-characters messages. We have set up a twitter account for the newPIC chair, and some of our faculties also run a Twitter account. Only registered users can post tweets, but unregistered users can also access the web interface and read messages.

We have a regular presence on Twitter, where we post specific information about the activities of the newPIC chair, and also about our partners and colleagues. In the future, we expect to repost losts of relevant information, and also to generate a couple of original tweets when we will have something relevant to tell...

We do not plan to install a community manager for the newPIC chair on the short run, yet we encourage all newPIC members to be active on Twitter and disseminate huge amounts of data and information. Fell free to visit our Twitter page to learn about our followers, and about the accounts that we follow.

Even if you never plan to post any message on Twitter, we strongly encourage you to open an account and follow activities in relation with innovation and creativity.

Our Twitter account is @cnewpic
Feel free to visit it in clicking on the icon below...



social networks

We post our papers on the
newPIC website and on Research Gate.
Some of us also maintain a page



RG is social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. RG has been created in 2008. From 2009 to 2011, the site grew from 25,000 users to more than 1 million; as of 2013, it has 2.6 million users. RG also indexes self-published information in users profiles, and allows for writing short reviews on peer-reviewed articles. The website also has private chat rooms where scientists can share data, edit shared documents, and discuss confidential topics. RG does not require peer review or fees. Contributors are encourage to share raw data and failed experiment results. Participants get a "score" which ranks their "scientific reputation" by providing contributions to local discussions, and by generating traffic with articles and presentations downloaded by other RG contributors.

The newPIC chair does have the very same strategy with Linked-In and with Research Gate: Linked-In serves our visibility in professional networks; RG in scientific networks.

We strongly encourage our faculty members to run a page on Research Gate, and link there to our research production - be it direclty available on RG's website, or redirected from RG to the newPIC website. Both options exist, yet we are committed to prefer the one that can best increase our RG "score".

You will find links to newPIC faculties' individual pages on RG from the page listing newPIC team members.

Link to the RESEARCH GATE main page in clicking below


Academia is a social networking website for academics. Launched in Sept 2008, the site has 16 million registered users as of 2014. The plaform can be used to share papers, monitor their impact, and follow the research in a particular field. is a participant in the open science or open access movements. It is committed to promoting a peer-review system that occurs alongside distribution, instead of occurring before it.

To be noted that the top-level domain name "edu" was registered in 1999 by Academia, prior to the regulations now requiring ".edu" TLDs to be held by accredited post-secondary institutions. ".edu" TLDs granted before 2001 were not made subject to this regulation.

Link to the ACADEMIA.EDU main page in clicking below





We fight against
scholar homonymy
with ORCID.



ORCID is an open, non-profit community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach accross disciplines, research sectors, and national boundaries, and in its cooperation with other identifier systems.

The ORCID community includes individual researchers, universities, national laboratories, commercial research organizations, research funders, publishers, national science agencies, data repositories, and international professional societies. Individuals may use ORCID services freely. ORCID membership is open to any organization interested in integrating ORCID identifiers.

The ORCID community articulates with ELSEVIER, and with the SCOPUS initiative.

Most of newPIC faculties have generated their own ORCID ID. You will be able to find them on the page introducing personal details on newPIC team members.

Link to the ORCID main page in clicking on the icon below





Most social network designed for academics
do not allow open access to non-academics.
This is the reason why we also post our papers
on (open) document repositories,
such as SSRN.


HAL - 'Hyper-articles en ligne'

HAL is an open access run by the CNRS' Centre for direct scientific communication (CCSD) allowing researchers from any field to store articles and research papers. Articles and manuscripts are stored along free-libre access, and self-archiving processes. Articles and manuscripts stored in HAL archive are not peer-reviewed in HAL and depend on journals for assessments.

HAL allows for documents automatic transfer to open and libre archives such as ArXiv, PubMed or RePEc, the cooperation with the European Physical Journal for personalized alert systems, for adaptable interfaces according to institutional needs and communities, for the automatic extraction of research production linked to labs and research teams (with the possibility of authentifying research papers in reference to the link author-lab-institution), for the elaboration of research collections with authentification "stamples" introduced by labs or teams.

Inquiries in HAL only relate to authors, title words, references, keywords and abstracts. Any transfer to HAL is a definitive one; documents cannot be withdrawn from HAL even though new versions can be introduced and linked to the original paper. Indexed metadata are automatically introduced, with a special focus on author's name(s), institution addresses, date of publication, keywords and abstract.

Link to the HAL main page in clicking below



The Social science research network is a document repository devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in social sciences and humanities. SSRN was ranked to top-access repository in the world by Ranking Web of Repositories in Jan. 2013. Academic papers in pdf format can be uploaded directly and are then available for worldwide free downloading. Publishers and institutions can also upload papers and charge a fee for readers to download them. The SSRN website also generates and distributes emails containing abstracts (with the associated links if applicable) of papers recently submitted to SSRN in the respective fields.

On SSRN, authors and papers are ranked by their numbers of downloads, which has become an informal indicator of popularity on prepress and open access sites.

Link to the SSRN main page in clicking on the icon below