The Thematic Research Agency in Nature and Life Sciences (ATRSNV) is an administrative public body (EPA) with moral personality and financial autonomy and is under the supervision of the Ministry of Scientific Research. Created on March 1st, 2012 by executive decree n° 12-97 in Bejaïa. It is temporarily located in the university campus of Targa Ouzemmour and is directed by the Director General assisted in his functions by the Orientation Council and the Scientific Council. Its missions are set by executive decree n° 11-398 on November 24th, 2011.
The Agency, in agreement with the Scientific Council members, is charged with the coordination, follow up and application of the programme of annual and pluriannual research activities in Life and Nature Sciences. The Agency settled its main organs such as: the Scientific Council settled on September 22nd, 2013 and the Orientation Council settled on June 22nd, 2014.