The Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) was founded in 1964 and is a public scientific and technological institute which operates under the joint authority of the French Ministry of Health and French Ministry of Research.

As the only French public research institute to focus entirely on human health, in 2008 Inserm took on the responsibility for the strategic, scientific and operational coordination of biomedical research. This key role as coordinator comes naturally to Inserm thanks to the scientific quality of its teams and its ability to conduct translational research, from the laboratory to the patient’s bed.

INSERM has a specific section devoted to Neurosciences, Cognitive Sciences, Neurology and Psychiatry,  under the directoin of Etienne Hirsch.

There is a very strong convergence between INSERM’s objectives and those of the TMBI.