The LaBRI is a research unit associated with the CNRS (UMR 5800), the University of Bordeaux 1, the IPB and the University of Bordeaux Segalen. Since 2002 it has been the partner of INRIA. It has significantly increased in staff numbers over recent years. In october 2012 it had a total of 320 members including 108 teaching/research staff (Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux Segalen, Bordeaux 4 and IPB), 39 research staff (CNRS and INRIA), 25 administrative and technical (Bordeaux 1, IPB, CNRS and INRIA) and more than 146 doctoral students and post-docs. The LaBRI's missions are of three types: research (pure and applied), technology application and transfer and training.
Today the members of the laboratory are grouped in six teams, each one combining basic research, applied research and technology transfer :
Within these teams, research activities are conducted in partnership with INRIA . Up to now ten common LaBRI-INRIA projects have started:
In 2006 LaBRI-Transfert, a section for technology application and transfer, was created with the support of the EEC and the Aquitaine region to facilitate technology transfer and support in the LaBRI's areas of expertise towards industrial partners. The activities of this section include technological oversight, evaluation/advice and training and have frequently contributed to the creation of new competencies, new employment and new enterprises.
The LaBRI's researchers and teacher/researchers take part in initial and continuing education of more than 1300 students enrolled in computing specialities at the levels of L (Bachelor degree), M (Master) and D (Doctorate) established in the reform of 2003.
The LaBRI collaborates with many other laboratories and companies on the international, European and French scale through various networks and structures.
The Aquitaine regional council has supported the laboratory in many ways: the building extension, equipment and grants for thesis students and postdocs.