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Cohorts - Epidemiology studies

  Public Health team



What for?

Inserm is one of France's key public health players, with a remit encompassing all the scientific disciplines contributing to clinical research and public health. Maintaining and improving public health is one of the major mandates of our time and a concern shared by both academia and industry.

In this context, the need to pool large-scale health studies between academic and private partners is now widely accepted in order to enhance patient access, guarantee the availability and mobilisation of investigators given the extremely high costs involved, and responding to the growing demand for epidemiological data from the health industry.inserm 789WEB© Inserm / C.Minghelli


Taking advantage of Inserm's unique position and expertise, Inserm Transfert offers access to existing large-scale public health observational studies led by academic scientists to conduct post-inscription or post-marketing studies, biostatistical studies, etc. 


We have developed in-house expertise in designing, building and tracking relevant, innovative public-private partnerships.


What we do

Prior to any commercial proposal, we work with the principal academic investigator to assess "freedom to collaborate" and formulate the data-sharing policy.  We then help you design and implement your project and negotiate the terms of the contract.


How do we do it?

The main issues at stake for these public-private projects revolve around scientific value, independence, and transparency. We address them by building partnerships based on:

  •  scientific excellence
  •  clear and strong governance
  •  international quality standards
  •  access rights and procedures
  •  IP and exploitation rights

“Epidemiology – France” Portal

This portal offers an online catalogue of the principal French health databases likely to be useful for the development of research and expertise in public health. Visit the website. Visit the website


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