Research organisations

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 "Sexual and reproductive Health and Rights" 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"Sexual and reproductive Health and Rights" unit. This institutionally mixed unit conducts research on sexual and reproductive health. This team became part of INSERM’s Centre de Recherche en Épidemiologie et Santé des Populations (CESP) in 2010 and is now an INSERM-certified research unit. It conducts research on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health from a multidisciplinary perspective bringing together sociological, demographic, psycho-sociological and epidemiological approaches. 
The team’s completed surveys include a survey on the social and health context of sexuality in France (CSF) (2006) and the Fécond survey (2010) on contemporary sexual and reproductive health issues. 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.

INED and the CNRS work together in the Alliance Athéna and a lot of joint projects within the Campus Condorcet

L’Ined et le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) sont engagés dans nombre de projets et groupements scientifiques communs, notamment le Campus Condorcet, et membres de la même Communauté d’établissements et universités (COMUE) Paris Sorbonne Cité. Ils figurent parmi les membres fondateurs d’Athéna, l’alliance thématique nationale des sciences humaines et sociales. Créée en 2010, cette alliance favorise la concertation, la médiation et la coopération entre les différentes institutions pour mettre en cohérence les stratégies de recherche. Elle a aussi pour mission de construire une réflexion prospective sur le long terme dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales.

INED and the IRD [French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development] have renewed their scientific cooperation agreement concerning the furthering of development in global South countries.

Among other projects, this enables the two institutions to pursue a cooperative research project in Senegal in connection with the Observatoire Population Santé Environnement, a project that brings together 5 Senegalese universities, 3 Senegalese research centers, 3 French research centers, and 2 Senegalese national agencies. The observatory comprises four population and health observation sites.