All INED research activity is duly peer-reviewed. The Scientific Council evaluates scientific orientations, analyses scientific activity and annually examines the Institute’s new research projects.
INED proposals drawn up in response to calls from national agencies (Agence Nationale de la Recherche or ANR, Institut de Recherche en Santé Publique or IRESP, Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le SIDA [AIDS], ANRS) and international bodies, particularly the European Commission, are evaluated by specific INED scientific committees.
Population survey proposals are submitted for a finding to scientific bodies (e.g., the Conseil National de l’Information Statistique or CNIS) and the CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés), France’s independent data protection agency.
The Agence d’Evaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur (AERES), the French evaluation agency for research and higher education, evaluates INED and its research teams every 5 years.
Individual researchers’ activities are presented to the Institute’s Evaluation Committee every 2 years.
Now that the iPOPs Laboratory of Excellence (Labex) is in place, selection, follow-up and renewal of all doctoral students at INED (whether funded by the Labex or not) are submitted to decision by the iPOPs selection committee, composed of researchers elected by INED research team heads and outside experts.