Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS - National Centre for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organisation under the administrative authority of French Ministry in charge of research. CNRS is the main fundamental research organisation in Europe and is largely involved in national, European, and international projects covering all fields of knowledge. CNRS is organised in 1211 laboratories, either intramural or in partnership with universities, other research organisations or industry.
CNRS carries out research in all areas of science, technology and society through its ten institutes: Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I), with scientific fields Information Science and Technology (computer science, control, signal and communication), Institute of Biological Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Institute of Ecology and Environment, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Institute of Physics, National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy.
In particular, as a research operator and funding agency, the mission of INS2I is to coordinate and develop research in the fields of the computer and digital sciences. One of its main objectives will be to place these sciences, along with the information sciences, at the very heart of multi- and inter-disciplinary strategies. 

Role in the project: Identification of collaboration opportunities, policy dialogue and dissemination

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