HomeAbout UsGovernance and organization Governance and organization Modified on: 05/07/2021 Published on: 30/06/2021 Reading time: 2 min About Us The National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) has research facilities throughout France. These report to Regional Offices and scientific divisions. National governance is by the Directorate General and the various bodies of Inserm, supported by the committees and cross-functional departments. Table Of ContentsshowDirectorate GeneralInstances and CommitteesTheme-Based InstitutesResearch structuresRegional OfficesCross-functional departments Directorate General The Inserm Chairman and Chief Executive Officer is appointed by decree of the Council of Ministers, on the joint proposal of the Minister of Research and the Minister of Health, for a four-year period which may be renewed once. Missions of the Inserm Chair on Légifrance (only available in French) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Gilles Bloch, Chairman of Inserm. © Inserm/Guénet, François. RoleNameChairman and Chief Executive OfficerGilles BlochVice-CEO for StrategyThomas LombèsVice-CEO for AdministrationDamien RoussetChief of StaffFatima MelhoubExecutive DirectorCarine DelrieuAdvisor to the Directorate GeneralFrédéric DardelDefense Security OfficialJean-Claude SarronData Protection OfficerFrédérique Lesaulnier Instances and Committees Inserm senior management is advised by various instances and committees, including the Scientific Advisory Board, the Specialized Scientific Committees, the Ethics Committee, and the Office for Research Integrity. InstanceManagerManagement Boardsee the membersScientific Advisory Boardsee the membersSpecialized Scientific Committeessee the membersResearch Support Committeesee the members CommitteeManagerProfessional Ethics BoardPhilippe AmielInserm Ethics CommitteeHervé ChneiweissEthics Evaluation Committee / IRBChristine DosquetHistory CommitteePascal GrisetOffice for Research IntegrityGhislaine FilliatreauThink Tank Network with Patient Organizations (GRAM)Catherine Barthélémy Theme-Based Institutes Inserm has nine Theme-Based Institutes that coordinate and organize research centered around major scientific fields. They take stock of the current state of affairs of each theme, contribute to facilitating the scientific community, and define strategies and major objectives. See their missions on Légifrance (only available in French) Theme-Based InstituteManagerMolecular and Structural Basis of Living OrganismsCarine GiovannangeliCell Biology, Development and EvolutionThierry GalliCancerAlain EychèneGenetics, Genomics and BioinformaticsCatherine NguyenImmunology, Inflammation, Infectious Diseases and MicrobiologyYazdan YazdanpanahNeurosciences, Cognitive Sciences, Neurology and PsychiatryÉtienne HirschPathophysiology, Metabolism, NutritionChristian BoitardPublic HealthRémy SlamaHealth TechnologiesFranck Lethimonnier Research structures Inserm has over 300 research structures throughout France. Each reports to a Regional Office and to at least one Theme-Based Institute. Almost all of these structures are jointly supervised by other research organizations. Regional Offices The Regional Offices enable Inserm to be as close as possible to its laboratories. These 12 offices are located in nine cities across mainland France. None of the laboratories report to headquarters. Regional OfficeCityManagerAuvergne Rhône AlpesLyonDominique PellaEstStrasbourgÉric SimonGrand OuestNantesFrédéric DelaleuNord OuestLilleSamir Ould AliNouvelle-AquitaineBordeauxRichard SalivesOccitanie MéditerranéeMontpellierJacques CavailléOccitanie PyrénéesToulouseJacques CavailléParis-IDF Centre-Est (ex. Paris 6–12)ParisCamille ChaudonneretParis-IDF Centre-Nord (ex. Paris 5 et 7)ParisFrançois ChambellinParis-IDF Sud (ex. Paris 11)ParisLaurence ParmantierProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and CorsicaMarseilleDominique NobileInserm headquartersParisNicolas Pesnel Cross-functional departments Located at Inserm headquarters, these departments define the key policies concerning the various Regional Offices. DepartmentManagerFinancial AffairsLaurianne CruzolLegal AffairsJean-Christophe HébertProgram Assessment and Follow-upArmelle RegnaultScientific Information and CommunicationCarine DelrieuNational and Foreign AffairsElli ChatzopoulouHuman ResourcesSylvain BourgoinInformation SystemsSammy Sahnoune The Accounting Department, which is independent of the General Directorate, is headed by Marie-Laure Griselle.