CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
USEFUL LINKS IN FRANCE: RESEARCH CENTERS - INSTITUTIONS
AFSE (Association Française de Sciences Economiques)
ANACT (Agence Nationale pour l’Amélioration des Conditions de Travail)
ARgSES is an association of health Economics researchers, who built most of their careers in the Credoc Health Economics division, and then actively contributed to the creation of Credes (currently Irdes) in 1985. It offers an on-line bibliography of its members' works from 1998 until today. The previous works can be consulted on the Irdes website: http://www.irdes.fr
AUDIPOG (Association des Utilisateurs de Dossiers Informatisés en Périnatalogie, Obstétrique et Gynécologie)
AUDIPOG is an association of health workers working together since 1980 for the development of an information system in perinatality in order to control perinatal health in France continuously and to assess medical practices.
CEDIAS Musée social (Centre d’Etudes, de Documentation, d’Information et d’Action Sociales)
The mission of the foundation CEDIAS Musée social is to stimulate reflection on social issues and problems via studies, exchanges, information, and documentation. Its research library contains documents which concern existing social and economic structures, as well as proposed alternatives to these structures (from the 19th century to the present).
CEDIT (Comité d'Evaluation et de Diffusion des Innovations Technologiques)
The CEDIT is a hospital-based agency for the assessment of medical technology. Created in 1982, the CEDIT is responsible for formulating advice for the Director General of the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) on the opportunity, extent and mode of diffusion of technological innovations in AP-HP hospitals.
The Cegedim group offers services in the domains of technology and medical information services for health professionals and pharmaceutical laboratories. These services mainly include leading-edge technologies in the domains of databases, information management, Internet, and information networks. The health department's product line thus mainly concerns the computerisation of physicians' practices, medical information systems, marketing in the health sector, and statistics analysis for medical surveys.
CEREQ (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications)
Since its inception in the early ‘70s, the
CEREQ’s mission has been to conduct studies and surveys on
training and work-related issues.
CERIM (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche en Informatique Médicale)
CES (Collège des Economistes de la Santé)
CNEH (Centre National de l’Expertise Hospitalière)
CNIL (Centre National Informatique et Liberté)
The site contains information on the CNIL’s mission and operations, as well as French laws and European directives on the automatic processing of nominative data in full-text and downloadable form.
CNIS (Conseil National de l’Information Statistique)
The CNIS acts as a go-between for those who produce and those who use statistics. It oversees statistical series and surveys initiated by the public sector, drawing up a multi-year and annual program covering all governmental statistical works undertaken. The site provides information on the CNIS and its mission, organization, activities, history, authority, meetings, etc. It also makes available a directory of public-sector organizations which produce or commission statistics, a list of surveys in progress (by topic and organization which initiated the work), the program for surveys planned, and a lexicon of acronyms.
CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
Overview of the CNRS (scientific information, scientific departments), press releases (communiqués, press bulletins), and directories for CNRS administration, laboratories, the National Committee for Scientific Research (Comité national de la recherche scientifique), French websites concerning higher education and research institutions.
Cor (Conseil d'orientation des retraites)
The Conseil d'orientation des retraites ("Pensions Advisory Council") was created in the year 2000. It is a permanent body which brings together members of Parliament, representatives of the social partners, experts, and representatives of the State. Its main purposes are to monitor the French retirement system and to put forward recommendations for public policy concerning retirement, on the basis of expertise and consultation with all the partners involved.
Credoc (Centre de Recherche pour l'Etude et
l'Observation des Conditions de vie) is a research and survey
organization that caters to players within every facet of social
and economic concerns.
CRIPS (Centre Régional d’Information et de Prévention du Sida)
The various CRIPS branches nationwide disseminate information on HIV infection. The regional branches work in concert, and have created a website including pages from each CRIPS office.
CEE (Centre d'Etudes de l'Emploi)
The CEE Is a public research institution..Its mission is to produce research and knowledge that can inform public policy and economic and social actors in the field of employment. Publications and bibliographic database are on line.
EDESS is a French not-for-profit association comprised of various actors within the health care system. The association's mission is to promote development and facilitate the exchange of computerized information. The site offers general information about the association (it's purpose, member list, organization, statutes), work groups open to all organizations involved in the improvement of health system information exchange, documents published by Edess, and Internet links.
The Foundation for Research on Alcoholism, aims to develop and share knowledge about alcohol and its effects. Its missions are to support research and to disseminate knowledge on this subject with the aim of contributing to improving public health. Bibliographic database is online.
GERS (Groupement pour l’Elaboration et la Réalisation de Statistiques)
This group, created by the pharmaceutics industry, includes members from almost all of the French pharmaceutical laboratories. It conceives, generates, and disseminates sales statistics for pharmaceutical products for the use of its members nationwide (solely for export purposes). It also manages their databases. The GERS's statistics are not gathered by surveys; they are exact complete series based on sales figures. They are gathered from distribution organizations and are taken from delivery information for pharmacies, from wholesalers' records of the sales made directly to pharmacies and from the hospital laboratories they order from, as well as from the laboratories' own records of sales to pharmacies, hospitals, and foreign markets. The Gers then publishes studies and analyses for its members.
The objective of Iresp is to develop and promote French research into public health, through a partnership that respects the autonomy of involved institutions . The site provide information on Iresp's activities and offers a database which inventories public health research groups in France.
Ined (Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques)
Ined studies the populations of the world and of regions or countries - in particular Europe and France - using the tools of demography in association with those of other disciplines such as history, geography, sociology, economics, biology and epidemiology. It conducts researches on universal phenomena such as births, unions, migrations and mortality, and its researchers work in a wide variety of fields.
Its site presents:
- Overview of Ined
INIST (Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique - CNRS)
The INIST furnishes copies of articles and monographies. You can consult the contents of its document collection on the Internet free of charge.
Inpes (Institut national de prévention et d'éducation en santé)
The Inpes conducts prevention campaigns and programs which encourage people to adopt healthy behavior and lifestyles. The site provides a catalogue of information available in various mediums and organized by subject, population, and type of medium. The user may consult public health files by subject (tobacco, alcohol, AIDS, controlled substances, nutrition, hygiene, accidents, cancer, children’s rights, patient education, hepatitis C, back pain, maternity protection, vaccines). These files furnish information on the latest campaigns (context, objectives, means) as well as the corresponding Inpes documentation. Also available are summaries of recent issues of "Santé en Action" and certain issues of "Baromètre santé" (periodic surveys on health).
INRS (National Institute of Research and Safety for Prevention of occupational accidents and diseases)
INRS (Institut National de la Recherche et de la Sécurité pour la Prévention des Accidents du travail et des Maladies Professionnelles) . INRS is a French Institute competent in the area of occupational risk prevention: protecting workers’ health and safety and preventing occupational accidents or diseases. Its missions include: anticipating needs (with studies and research programmes), raising awareness (via information products, prevention campaigns) and assistance (through technical guidance, information resources, training).
Insee (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques)
It provides key data for France. It gives recent general information on the French population, unemployment, employment, and economic indicators. It also provides tables organized by some thirty subjects: demographic data, Gross Domestic Product, foreign investment in France...This overview of France is complemented by relevant international comparisons.
Inserm (National Institute for Health and Medical Research)
Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale)
LEGOS (Laboratoire d'Economie et de Gestion des Organisations de Santé)
The laboratory of Economics and management of health organizations develops most of its activities in research, teaching and expertise in the field of economic analysis of health and social sectors. Theoretical and applied research activity is organised around four main axes: regulation and financing of health systems ; evaluation, quality, performance;aging and long-term care ; access to care and health inequalities
LEST (Laboratoire d'économie et de sociologie du travail)
The LEST was created to reinforce and further French research in the field of labor and employment. It therefore focuses on the social structure of labor relations. Its three maon lines of inquiry are: changes in production and management techniques, the erosion of salary-based economy and new labor relations, and public policy. The site contains LEST publications dating back to 1989.
The MAPI was created in 1995 to improve the technical and practical methods for evaluating health aspects of quality-of-life studies (QOL). It gathers and disseminates information on quality-of-life issues and relevant health aspects. The site contains a list of services available at MAPI’s document center: research on quality-of-life questionnaires and evaluations (restrictions for use, availability, translations, pathology-specific questionnaires), distribution of publications, sale of databases. Its "Quality of Life Newsletter" is available online and can be searched by keywords.
Migrations Santé is a not-for-profit organization whose scope is national. Its purpose is to work for the improvement of health for migrants and their families by facilitating their access to care, and promoting training, research, and information dissemination among health care and social services professionals. The group identifies the community health priorities, develops adapted educational programs, and provides the general public with information on health and social problems faced by migrant populations. Also available are the association's publications (magazine, newsletter, subject-specific dossiers), and information on the pedagogical tool-kits it developed.
OFCE (Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques)
The site provides an overview of the OFCE, press reviews and seminars on economics, and access to complete versions of recent OFCE publications: the OFCE newsletter, the OFCE journal, and a directory of important actors in the field of economics.
The site provides a recap of the SAMU’s history and an overview of its operations (emergency teams, professions, management of the emergency-call number), its mission, its care facilities and shelters.
Equipe de recherche sur les déterminants sociaux de la santé et du recours aux soins (DS3)
The UMR 707 team headed by P. Chauvin was established in 2002 thanks to the support from the Inserm Avenir programme. The team conducts research on the interrelations between individuals' situation (in the broadest meaning of the term, i.e., living conditions, social insertion and life-history break, psychosocial characteristics, environment and socioeconomic background), their health perceptions, strategies and utilisation modes of the helthcare system. D3 research combines sociological and epidemiological approaches and qualitative and statistical methods.
The site provide a list of publications and current projects list, research reports ( full text access), seminars communications.
February 18th, 2016