CNRS Research Office
The Research Office (DGDS) coordinates the activities of the ten CNRS Institutes, promotes interdisciplinarity, and organises partnerships with various research players on the regional, national, European, and international levels.
Very Large-Scale Research Facilities Committee
Institute of Biological Sciences (INSB)
Institute of Chemistry (INC)
Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE)
Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (INSHS)
Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I)
Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS)
National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions (INSMI)
Institute of Physics (INP)
National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3)
National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy (INSU)
CNRS Service Departments (3)
Mission for interdisciplinarity
General Secretariat of the National Committee for Scientific Research
CNRS Resources Office
The CNRS Resources Office (DGDR) conducts the administrative and financial policy of the institution, and is responsible for the development of human resources and research support activities. The DGDR is directed by Christophe Coudroy.
Mission for the Monitoring of and Relations with Regional Offices and Institutes
CNRS Service Departments (6)
Accounts and Financial Information (DCIF)
Financial Strategy, Real Estate and Modernisation (DSFIM)
Human Resources (DRH)
Legal Affairs (DAJ)
Information Systems (DSI)
Security Department (Dirsu)
Governing bodies reporting to the president
Internal Audit Department
Mission for Women’s Integration
European and International Policy Council (CPEI)
Déléguée à la protection des données
Defence and Security Officer
Référent intégrité scientifique
Référent Déontologue du CNRS
Eighteen regional offices serve as the primary CNRS representatives for the institution’s partners in the field. Theses offices play a role in managing and supporting the laboratories spread out across France. They assist in particular in implementing industrial projects and European programmes.
The CNRS has approximately 1,100 laboratories located throughout France. Most are Joint Research Units (UMR) operating in association with a university, a higher education establishment, or another research institution. To these laboratories must be added 36 international Joint Units (UMI).
Board of Trustees
The CNRS Board of Trustees analyses and establishes, upon consultation with the Scientific Board, the main lines of the CNRS policy relating to the cultural, economic, and social needs of the entire French nation. It defines the principles that govern its relations with socioeconomic partners, as well as universities and national, foreign, or international organisations operating in its fields of activity. The Board of Trustees is presided over by Antoine Petit.
National Committee for Scientific Research
Attached to the CNRS, the National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) advises on the governance of the organisation and the management of the Institutes. Thanks to the research of its governing bodies, it contributes to the development of the institution’s scientific policy, analyses its context and prospects, participates in the recruitment and career path of researchers, and monitors the activity of research units.