Healthcare research – the way it is carried out, its discoveries, and their applications – raises numerous questions about respect for life and about ethics. Within Inserm there are a number of different bodies that aim to support researchers and wider society during these vital debates. La recherche en santé s’accompagne de nombreuses questions relatives au respect du vivant et à l’éthique. Find here our pages on this topic.

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The VolREthics Initiative: Healthy Research Volunteers and Ethics

In early 2022, Inserm set up an international initiative on ethical issues related to the participation of healthy volunteers in biomedical research. Called VolREthics, which is short for Volunteers in Research and Ethics, this initiative is supported by numerous international partners. Its objective is to lead to the sharing and discussion of practices at international […]

  • Published on: 14/11/2022
  • Modified on: 15/04/2024
  • Category: Ethics

Research on human subjects

While national and international legal rules closely govern experimentation on human subjects, the respect of those laws cannot in itself guarantee the acceptability of a research project. Ethical evaluation is necessary before conducting any research on humans. That is why any research project involving human subjects must go through a research ethics committee before going ahead. […]

  • Published on: 13/07/2021
  • Category: Ethics

Ethics at Inserm

Health research raises many questions about ethics and respect for life. At Inserm, three bodies assist researchers and society with these considerations: the Inserm Ethics Committee (IEC), the Ethics Evaluation Committee (EEC/IRB), and the Ethics and Animal Models Office (EAO). Inserm Ethics Committee The Inserm Ethics Committee (IEC) facilitates consideration of the ethical questions raised […]

  • Published on: 05/07/2021
  • Category: Ethics

Inserm Ethics Committee

The purpose of the Inserm Ethics Committee (IEC) is to be a fully-fledged stakeholder in the dialog between the scientific and medical research community and society. It facilitates consideration of the ethical questions raised by medical-scientific and health research as it is carried out at Inserm. It supports the Institute’s staff in identifying and incorporating […]

  • Published on: 05/07/2021
  • Category: Ethics

Ethics Evaluation Committee (CEEI/IRB)

The mission of the Inserm Ethics Evaluation Committee (CEEI) is to provide its opinion on research projects that directly or indirectly involve humans in the biological and medical area (health research), but also in social sciences and humanities. Through its procedures, the CEEI supports investigators to make ethical consideration an integral part of the scientific […]

  • Published on: 02/07/2021
  • Category: Ethics

Ethics Committee’s Theme-Based Think Tanks

The Inserm Ethics Committee is organized into several Theme-Based Think Tanks. These themes continue to evolve in response to the issues raised by scientific medical research and health research. Find all the Inserm Ethics Committee documents on the HAL open archive Health Big Data Gender and Health Research This group seeks to raise awareness about the […]

  • Published on: 09/06/2021
  • Category: Ethics