INED’s research teams are organized into 10 units and one mixed research unit, each handling a particular theme or area or applying a specific scientific approach. Three of these teams are mixed, meaning they include researchers from other institutions. Each researcher belongs to one team and may choose to join a second one.
The teams are run by one or more directors and are evaluated every five years by the Hcéres (High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education ), France’s research and higher education evaluation agency.
In addition to the research units, there are 3 transversal research groups that stimulate and facilitate methodological exchanges.