Created in 1964, the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm, the French National Institute of Health & Medical Research) is an officially-recognized French government institution for science and technology under the joint auspices of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Research.
Improving human Health
The Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm, the French National Institute of Health & Medical Research) is the only public sector research institution in France exclusively dedicated to human health. Under the dual aegis of the Ministries of Health and Research, Inserm has a budget of 998 million euros and employs 15,000 scientists, engineers and technicians all with one shared objective, namely to promote health—by advancing knowledge about living organisms and their diseases, developing innovative treatment modalities and conducting research on public health.
Outstanding research capacities
Inserm has more than 365 research units spread across France and internationally. These are supported by 13 Regional Commissions for local oversight. Scientific activities are organized around 9 “Inserm Thematic Institutes”, corresponding to the main fields of biomedical and health research.