French Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm)

The Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM, French Institute of Health and Medical Research) is a French biomedical and public health research institution.

Created in 1964, the INSERM is a public institution with a scientific and technical vocation under the dual auspices of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Research. It was created as a successor to the French National Institute of Health.

INSERM consists of 339 research units, run by 6,500 permanent staff members. Eighty percent of INSERM research units are embedded in research hospitals of French universities.

  • Come to France
  • Fund individual research
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Institution type
French Institutions Independent research institutes and think tanks