Actions at national level

The FMSH serves the entire academic community in the social sciences and humanities

At the national level, the FMSH notably supports a set of national research programs.


The FMSH is a member and the administrator of the Scientific Interest Group RnMSH, which unites the 22 Maisons des sciences de l’somme (MSH) spread all over France. It also co-manages one of the network’s platforms, Audio-Visio, which collects, studies and makes use of scientific audiovisual documents, including sound recordings, still images and animation.


NUMEDIF supports the editorial activity of all public institutions of higher education and research. It is developing and rolling out a standardized ecosystem for digital production of interoperable structured scientific content, as well as building a specific tool for dissemination and distribution. The goal is to enhance the visibility of French academic publishing at the international level. This infrastructure facility should give the French research system better operational capacity and put it in the driver’s seat at the European level in this field of expertise (norms, edited digital documents).


The arrival of Canal-U in January 2015 boosted the expertise of the FMSH and its investments in the audiovisual sector with the “ASA” platform for audiovisual publication. The FMSH had already been involved for many years in building a scientific audiovisual stock (6,000 hours of video produced for the Audiovisual Archives of Research) when it proposed in late 2014 to host the Canal-U platform.