Other research Institutes
INED cooperates and works with several other French research organisations, in particular INSERM, IRD and the CNRS. Like INED, these institutes are EPSTs (Etablissements Publics à Caractère Scientifique et Technologique).
INED and INSERM co-run two research units: the ELFE team and the "Genre, santé sexuelle et reproductive" unit
INED and Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM) researchers have long been working together on sexuality, contraception or abortion subjects. Since 2002, this collaboration takes place within the "Genre, santé sexuelle et reproductive" unit. This institutionally mixed unit conducts research on sexual and reproductive health, the focus of the FECOND survey (Fécondité, Contraception, Dysfonctions sexuelles). The ELFE team too brings together researchers from the two institutes, which co-supervise, along with the Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), the Etude longitudinale française depuis l’enfance (Elfe), the first longitudinal study of its kind in France. Launched in 2011, ELFE follows 18,300 children from their birth that year to the age of 20 years.
In 1988, INED and the IRD created the CEPED, a mixed research unit on Southern countries.
INED and the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), in partnership with the Université Paris Descartes (Paris V), have been co-running the Centre Population & Développement (Ceped) since 1988. This mixed research unit—which began as a Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique (GIS)—works on relations among populations and development in Southern countries. Emphasis is on four themes: health and gender, migration, education and knowledge, resources and inequalities.
INED and the CNRS work together in the Alliance Athéna and on a great number of joint projects, ranging from the Campus Condorcet to the different COMUEs.
INED and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) are jointly implicated in several projects and research consortia and programs, among them the Campus Condorcet, and both are members of the Paris-Sorbonne-Cité Communauté d’Etablissements et Universités or COMUE. Since 2010 they have been jointly participating in Athéna, the national thematic alliance of the human and social sciences, together with the Conférence des Présidents d’Universités and the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE). The alliance is meant to facilitate joint consultation, mediation and cooperation between the various institutions for the purpose of determining common research strategies. It is also devoted to developing a long-term perspective in the area of the human and social sciences.