With over 1100 laboratories in France and around the world, the CNRS is a major player in research and innovation, and also employs over 33,000 people.

Responsibility in research

At the CNRS, the fundamental values of professional ethics, scientific integrity and ethics form the bedrock of our research activities and the way we view our responsibility to society.

Find out more about responsibility in research at the CNRS

A committed employer

The key principles that guide our HR policy are: promoting diversity and skills, parity between women and men, a commitment to hiring people with disabilities and provision of training and professional support for every single person..

The CNRS: a committed employer

The CNRS also commits to building a safe and healthy working environment by incorporating health and safety strategies into all of its operations in order to reduce accidents and incidents and to protect the health of its staff.

Learn more about health and safety at work (in French) 

The CNRS Foundation

In 2019, the CNRS Foundation was created with the mission of supporting ambitious and unrestricted research. The objective is to support scientific work through patronage, donations or legacies. This means that anybody and everybody can contribute to expanding knowledge for the benefit of all.

Find out more about the CNRS Foundation (in French)

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