The National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research. The CNRS is clearly the hub of research activity in France and an important breeding ground for scientific and technological innovation. The two institutes of the CNRS concerned with the ESCAPE project and working together are IN2P3 (National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics) and INSU (National Institute of Science of the Universe). CNRS is the coordinator of ESCAPE project.