Their objective is to sustain, initiate and cross-link the research conducted in the research units in a federative manner on prioritized topics. GDR activities are aiming at promoting exchanges between scientists, sharing know-ledges and know-hows, facilitating the access to instrumental or technical facilities, initiating cooperative researches on hot subjects, training young researchers and finally disseminating scientific achievements. GDR organizes platforms such as thematic or strategic workshops, international conferences and thematic schools. It contributes also to program committees of large conferences such as APS or MRS. It favours the participation of young researchers to these events via bursaries. Finally, it organises annually a general workshop gathering together all the community and aiming at fostering collaborative projects.
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