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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Member appointments for ANSES's Committee for ethical standards and prevention of conflicts of interest

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News of 18/03/2011

21 March 2011

The result of an extensive consultation and consensus-building process with all of the stakeholders, the Committee for ethical standards and prevention of conflicts of interest is a significant innovation in ANSES's governing structure and is defined in the Agency's founding charter. Its members were appointed by the ministerial order of 9 March 2011, acting on a proposal by ANSES.

The Order of 30 June establishing ANSES provides for the creation of a Committee for ethical standards and prevention of conflicts of interest comprised of 5 to 8 members.
The ministerial order dated 9 March 2011 has appointed the Committee's members. The Committee is comprised of six members, appointed for a five-year mandate.

The following members have been appointed:

  • Christian Géraut, university professor, specialised hospital physician;
  • Marie-Angèle Hermitte, research director;
  • Françoise Houel, honorary civil administrator;
  • Pierre Le Coz, holder of the agtégation degree in philosophy and a doctorate in life sciences and health sciences;
  • Patrick Legrand, research engineer at INRA;
  • Patrice Van Lerberghe, honorary inspector general of the national education and research administration.

Committee members may not participate in any other ANSES bodies or activities. The Committee for ethical standards and prevention of conflicts of interest can be petitioned by a member of the Board of Administration, of the scientific advisory council, of an Expert Committee, by the Director General of ANSES or by an employee of the Agency.
It is empowered to collect all the necessary documents for its investigation and to hear third parties which might inform its decision. It sends its opinions and recommendations to the petitioning individual or organisation as well as to the Agency's Board of Administration and Director General.

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