Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
The DSV consists of 8 research institutes.
To promote exchanges between its operational sectors in its strategic areas, the CEA has created 6 cross-cutting programs. Two of them are run by the DSV: "Health technologies" and "Toxicology".
Since 2005, the DSV has managed the CEA research center at Fontenay-aux-Roses.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.