The PhD thesis reporting network
As the national operator for the reporting of doctoral theses,Abes provides all ESR establishments authorised to award doctorates with a national information system to support the production of descriptive metadata for doctoral theses at all stages of their production: from the submission of a thesis subject by the doctoral student to the submission of the official version of the "thesis" document, as validated by the jury.
This information system comprises a range of production tools and modules, interconnected with the local information systems of the institutions as well as with the Sudoc, as a national database of descriptive records of defended doctoral theses.
Production of metadata
- STEP: reporting of thesis topics in preparation.
- STAR: reporting and archiving of defended and submitted theses in electronic format
- IdRef referencing and permanent identification of thesis authors as well as research supervisors, jury members and related organisations
Thesis reporting: a national mission
Within the framework of the national mission of reporting doctoral theses entrusted to theAbes, the Sudoc, from its inception, constitutes the national database of theses.
Dans la logique de l’arrêté du 7 août 2006 qui rendait possible le dépôt et l’archivage des thèses de doctorat au format électronique, l’arrêté du 25 mai 2016 – mis à jour par l’arrêté du 26 août 2022 – acte du caractère réglementaire de cette pratique : les établissements habilités à délivrer le doctorat ont donc l’obligation légale d’avoir recours à l’application nationale STAR pour signaler et archiver les thèses soutenues sous leur responsabilité.
Note: the reporting of theses in preparation, allowed by the STEP application, remains optional.
The thesis reporting system is based on a network of correspondents identified in each institution authorised to award a doctorate. Within ESR institutions, doctoral schools are responsible for organising all aspects of doctoral training and applying the provisions of the Order of 25 May 2016.
- Consult the list of doctoral schools on the Campus France directory of doctoral schools
- Find a research laboratory on the Campus Francewebsite
- Consult the French research and innovation directory: ScanR
Partnerships and collaborations
In a conventional or operational way, itAbes works in close collaboration with many actors of Scientific and Technical Information involved in the reporting circuit of doctoral theses.
Interoperability between the STAR / STEP production environments and the workflow for reporting theses set up by ADUM
Interoperability between STAR/STEP and APOGEE production environments, enrolment management IS implemented by WUAA
Interoperability between the STAR / STEP production environments and the enrolment management IS
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine for open access electronic resources
Reporting of theses defended in Europe
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations: international electronic thesis reporting