AFSE (French Economic Association)

AFSE (Association Française de Sciences Economiques)

ANACT (National Agency for the Improvement of Conditions in the Workplace)

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:


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 (Center for studies, documentation, information, and social activism)

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 (Comity for Evaluation and Diffusion of Innovative Technologies)

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.

Cegedim - Health Department

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 (Center for Research on Education, Training, and Employment)

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.
The following is currently available online:

  • General information on the CEREQ and its research program,
  • Consultation of the catalogue of CEREQ publications (past and hot-off-the-press),
  • Access to the documentation database (40,000 references) on entry-level jobs for young people, developments within professions and qualification modifications, professional training in France and abroad, labor and workplace reorganization...
  • Access to the REFLET database (Référentiels and flux de l'enseignement technique). The database contains information on enrollment in trade schools and technology curricula.
  • Key figures

CERIM (Center for Studies and Research in Medical Informatique)

CERIM (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche en Informatique Médicale)

CES (French Health Economists Association)

CES (Collège des Economistes de la Santé)

CNEH (National Centre for Hospital Expertise)

CNEH (Centre National de l'Expertise Hospitalière)

CNIL (National Data Protection Commission)

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 (French National Council for Statistical Information)

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 (National Center for Scientific Research)

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 (Pensions Advisory Council)

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 (Paris-based think-tank which monitors and studies living conditions)

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.
In addition to providing general information on the Credoc, this site enables the user to consult various publications like "Consommation et modes de vie" (consumption and lifestyles, a summary of issues dating back to 1985), "Collections des rapports" (the collection of reports) and "Cahier de recherche" (working papers). The documentation can be searched by subject.

CRIPS (Regional Center for AIDS Prevention)

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.

CEET (Center for Employment Study and Labor)

CEEt (Centre d'Etudes de l'Emploi et du Travail)

The CEET 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 (French association for healthcare data interchange)

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.

Fondation pour la recherche en Alcoologie (Research on Alcoholism Foundation)

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 (Group for the production and elaboration of statistics)

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.

GIS-Iresp (French Institute for Public Health Research)

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 (National Institute for Demographic Studies)

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
- Files on each researcher, with projects listed,
- Ined publications with summaries, full texts, or overviews depending on the publication, - Information on the research library,
- Bibliographic database
- Population in figures, with a large number of data tables for metropolitan France, and in some case, the whole of France Data for developped countries are given in table form.
- a pedagogical section provides informations about world population in an entertaining way.

INIST (Institute of Technical and Scientific Information)

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.

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 (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies)

Insee (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques)

  • Press releases concerning recent publications,
  • Key population and density figures from the  census,
  • catalogues of computerized data,
  • Insee publications catalogue. Searches can be conducted by subject, collection, theme, date, author, or medium.
  • You can download the latest issues of Insee's "Première" by theme: population, revenues, businesses...

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)

  • BIR (Research database)
    - Access to the BIR/BPI site (laboratories, equipment, research subjects, publications),
    - Access to other Inserm sites.
  • The CépiDC Department which collects data on medical causes of death
    - General information and statistics on causes of death,
    - Access to the database containing information on causes of death in France,
    - Consultation of a list of available publications,
    - Consultation of the WHO's International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.
  • At the Inserm site:
    general information, job vacancies, tender offers, symposia, publications. The site also contains information from the Inserm's annual report: organizational charts, Inserm figures, fields of research, Inserm's scientific projects, partnerships, the modernization of its administration, staff, budget and finance figures...

Institut Curie

Institut Pasteur

Institut Pasteur-Lille

LEGOS (Economics and management of health Organisations Laboratory)

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; occupational health.

LEST (Labor Economics and Sociology Laboratory)

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 four main 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.

MAPI Research Institute

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 (Health for migrant populations)

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 (French Economic Observatory)

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.

REES FRANCE (Health Evaluation Network)

SAMU Social (Paris Emergency Medical Services)

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.

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UMRS 707

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.