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Inserm by the numbers

Founded in 1964, the French National Institute of Health and Medical research (Inserm) is a public science and technology institute, jointly supervised by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and women’s Rights. Inserm is the only French public research institute to focus entirely on human health and positions itself on the pathway from research laboratory to the bed of the patient. The mission of its scientists is to study all diseases, from the most common to the rarest. With an initial budget of 927.28 million euros in 2020, Inserm supports more than 350 laboratories across France. In total, the teams include nearly 14,000 researchers, engineers, technicians, post-doctoral students, etc. 

Initial budget


Budget breakdown by activity and by category


Budget breakdown by spending category

Budget breakdown by research topic

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