INSERM : National Institute of health and medical research
Created in 1964, the national Institute of health and medical research is a public scientific and technological establishment, placed under the dual supervision of the Ministry of health and the Ministry of research.
Inserm, only public french research body entirely dedicated to human health, was entrusted, in 2008, the responsibility for strategic coordination, Scientific and operational research. This central role of coordinator comes naturally to him by the scientific quality of its teams, but also by its ability to provide translational research, from bench to bedside.
The Decree was adopted in March 2009 will enable Inserm to perform its tasks in the context of research address new scientific challenges, health and economic of the 21st century. Scientific expertise and Eve are now listed as official of the Institute missions.
This mission of coordination has led to the creation of 10 thematic institutes associated with the Inserm, beginning 2008, whose role is perpetuated by this new decree where their powers, inventory of French research in their field, animation of this research, goals definition, are clearly defined.
To fulfil its tasks, the Institute has been designed from the outset in close partnership with other public and private research institutions, and places of care that are hospitals. Today, 80 % of 318 Inserm research units are located in the breast of hospitals, or centers for fight against cancer. The research of the CNRS campus, and the Institut Pasteur and Curie as their host Inserm research structures. The University, placed in the center of the search device by the law on university autonomy, will also be a privileged partner.
National coordination is reinforced by the creation, in April 2009, from the National Alliance for life and health sciences, which Inserm is a signatory alongside other agencies and research institutes and university presidents conference. To broaden the strategic and programmatic coordination of research to all the life sciences and health, The Alliance is based on an organization 10 institutes thematic multi-agency, whose direction is provided jointly by two research organizations (INSERM, CNRS, ECA or Inra), According to the field of research.
Finally, Inserm plays a major role in building the European Research Area and strengthening its international position by close collaborations (teams abroad and International Associated Laboratories).
INSERM website : www.INSERM.fr