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The French National Centre for Scientific Research is among the world’s leading research institutions. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. Internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific research, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development, as well as for the general public.

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France Grilles

France Grilles aims at building and operating a multidisciplinary national Distributed Computing Infrastructure open to all sciences and to developing countries. This DCI should become an open space for collaborations within and across disciplines and organizations. France Grilles was created in 2010 as a Scientific Interest Group by 8 organizations including the French ministry of Research and Higher Education.

  • French Ministry of HIgher-Education, Research and Innovation (Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, MESRI)
  • French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives, CEA)
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS), GIS legal representative
  • Conference of University Presidents (Conférence des Présidents d’Université, CPU)
  • French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement, INRAE)
  • French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, INRIA)
  • French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)
  • French Research and Education Network (Réseau National de Télécommunications pour la Technologie, l’Enseignement et le Recherche, RENATER)




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