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Quality Policy

ANR is mandated to organise the funding of project-based research.

The construction of ANR's new governance, stemming from the decree No. 2014-365 of 24 March 2014, constitutes a new start for the Agency, a leading actor in the French research system at national, European and international level.

Applying a system of competitive selection compliant with international standards, ANR focuses its efforts on:

  • contributing to the development of science and technology
  • fostering creativity, dialogue between disciplines, new ideas and partnerships
  • targeting the research efforts on economic and societal priorities defined at the highest level of State and in agreement with the other research actors
  • encouraging cross-discipline interaction
  • intensifying academia-industry links

ANR's actions aim at encouraging the emergence of young talents, targeting new areas for investment, developing ties and partnerships between the academic and industry sectors, and facilitating collaboration between French teams and the top foreign teams. To achieve this, ANR has a wide range of funding instruments adapted to the various challenges and needs of the scientific community.

Since 2010, ANR is also prime manager of the Investments for the Future programme, with responsibility for project selection, funding and monitoring.

A Quality Policy serving the ANR “users’ and the scientific communities

Thanks to its quality initiative, ANR has shored up its procedures and has made continuous adaptations to meet the expectations of the research community.

The quality policy of ANR hinges around three strategic axes:

  1. Improving the contribution of all ANR personnel to the agency’s missions
  2. Optimising and managing our interactions with the French, European and international actors in research
  3. Managing and capitalising on information to optimise the use of data in the performance of our missions