Valérie Hospital
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Valérie HospitalDirector of the Legal Affairs Department (DAJ)

Valérie Hospital is an exceptional grade research engineer who joined the CNRS Legal Affairs Department in 1999. She initially worked for the Agreements, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer unit and became its manager in 2009. In 2015, she was appointed deputy director of the DAJ and became the CNRS's Legal Affairs director in July 2021.


Under the authority of the Scientific Office, the DAJ is in charge of:

  • legal advice and assistance,
  • expertise,
  • monitoring laws and regulations,
  • defending the organisation in legal terms.

It also provides secretarial services for the CNRS Board of Trustees and organises in-house electoral procedures.

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