The French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) is the only French public research institute to focus entirely on human health. Founded in 1964, operating under the authority of ministries in charge of Health and Research, Inserm took in 2008 the responsibility for the strategic, scientific and operational coordination of biomedical research.
More than 8,000 persons work within research units integrated or associated to Inserm (80% of Inserm’s 318 research units are currently set up in university hospitals or cancer research centres).
The HR Department (DRH) is situated at Inserm’s headquarters in Paris. As a part of it, the RH information systems service (SIRH) is in charge of the Human resources’ Website (among other missions): rh.inserm.fr.