Our main lines of research are defined in the Objectives and Performance Contract. They are elaborated in relationship with our governing bodies, the Scientific Council and CORE.
Research operations are evaluated ex ante and ex post by the Specialized Scientific Committees for each branch: accidental risks, chronic risks, ground-level and ground-underground risks.
Approximately 120 PhDs and engineers perform the research work along with expertise, consulting, and public policy support missions, thus interweaving the three objectives of the Institute. They also supervise around 40 PhD candidates.
Research is organized into 14 axes that have defined objectives, subjects, and methods over a period of 5 to 10 years. Each research axis is related to a subject in support of public policies.
Our scientific output fulfils the requirements of the High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) both in quality and quantity, with over 100 publications in ISI-indexed journals, widely used publications for technical guides, operational manuals and industrial applications.
The institute has a strong desire to contribute to science and to make its findings widely available to innovators, decision-makers, and risk managers (environmental quality associations, professional organizations, business organizations, health agencies, etc.). It publishes therefore, its scientific material on a wide range of media.