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.
Ethics Committee memos on Gender and Research
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Gender and Health Research
This group seeks to raise awareness about the concept of Gender among Inserm researchers, and to measure the impact of this concept in public health terms.
Ethics Committee memos on Embryo and Developmental Research
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Embryo and Developmental Research
This group focuses on research in which germ cells and gametes are obtained from stem cells, embryo research with a cognitive focus, and embryo research that may improve infertility treatments and the results of assisted reproductive technology.
Ethics Committee memos on Representations of Animals in Research
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Representations of Animals in Research
This group investigates the links between animal representation and animal experimentation and tries to improve the management of the potential distress experienced by experimenters.
Ethics Committee memos on Health Research in Resource-Limited Countries
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Health Research in Resource-Limited Countries
This group studies the particular nature and challenges for health research ethics in resource-limited countries, and aims to promote their application.
Discover the program and minutes from the focus workshop Towards a sustainable sharing of data & samples collected during trials effectuated in resource-limited countries (November 15, 2015)
Ethics Committee memos on Research with direct access to patients
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Research with direct access to patients
Until now, it has mainly been doctors who have informed and proposed to patients to participate in a new study designed to advance research. But the opportunity is increasing for pharmaceutical companies or other clinical trial organizers to contact patients directly. This change must be anticipated if they are to be carried out in an ethical manner.
Ethics of Innovation
This group studies the ethical aspects of innovation.
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Incidental and Unexpected Research Findings
This group focuses in particular on the socioethical handling of incidental findings from genomic research.
This group is no longer in activity.