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Central Services Department


Overseen by the DGD, this department provides cross-disciplinary support to the CRA-W's four scientific departments. Its responsibilities cover administrative, financial and logistical management, as well as coordinating the IT support service, central reception and data governance.

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The department is made up of 2 offices, which are divided into 8 cross-disciplinary support divisions:

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The Human Resources, Budget and Finance Office, which manages three divisions: Human Resources, Financial Management, Accounting and Budgeting

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The Logistics Office, which manages three divisions: the Buildings-Equipment-Environment Service, the Purchasing Service and the Experimental Field Management Service of the CRA-W.

The department also coordinates the following 3 cross-disciplinary divisions, under the direct responsibility of the DGD


General Information Technology and Network and Systems Administration Service


This Central Services section is a technical and logistical support service.

It provides and secures generic IT tools and network access for all CRA-W staff and for the structures hosted there.

General Information Technology and Network and Systems Administration Service

Central Reception Service


This service ensures the constant availability of the CRA-W for the reception of visitors, the switchboard and the reception of suppliers.

It also handles the transfer of in-house correspondence between the central services and the decentralised buildings, as well as the in-house delivery of commonly used supplies from the central warehouse.

It performs miscellaneous in-house support tasks within the Central Services Department.

Central Reception Service

Data Governance Unit


Through its DPO, the Data Governance Unit ensures the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation within the CRA-W and the protection of personal data in the case of its external partners.

Information within the CRA-W is protected via a security plan put in place by the CSI, which advises the Office of the General Director on the measures to be taken to guarantee this security.

Data Governance Unit