The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research),, founded in 1939, is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS carried out research in all fields of knowledge: mathematics, physics, information sciences and technologies, nuclear and particle physics, earth sciences and astronomy, chemistry, biological sciences, humanities and social sciences, ecology and environment, engineering and systems sciences. CNRS encourages collaboration between specialists from different disciplines, thus opening up new fields of enquiry to meet social and economic needs. CNRS has developed interdisciplinary programs which bring together various CNRS departments, as well as, other research institutions and industry. CNRS laboratories (or research units) are located throughout France and employ a large body of tenured researchers, engineers, and support staff. CNRS’s annual budget represents a quarter of French public spending on civilian research. CNRS is a key participant in European research with 1 557 projects funded in FP7, making it the largest recipient of FP7 funding.
The CNRS represents in E-RIHS two units: FR3506 New-AGLAE-Accélérateur Grand Louvre d’Analyse Elémentaire, and IPANEMA-Institut Photonique d’Analyse Non-destructive Européen des Matériaux Anciens (USR 3461).
NEW AGLAE is a research unit which includes personnel from the C2RMF‐Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France, an institution of the French Ministry of Culture devoted to the analysis and conservation of the cultural heritage of the French Museums (
IPANEMA ‐ Institut Photonique d’Analyse Non‐destructive Européen des Matériaux Anciens  (, is the European research platform on ancient materials located on the SOLEIL synchrotron site, south of Paris.
Two third parties are also involved: Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication (via the Centre de recherche et de restauration des musees de France – C2RMF) and Synchrotron SOLEIL.