Scientific Affairs Department for Laboratories | Anses - Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail

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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Scientific Affairs Department for Laboratories

Address : 14, rue Pierre et Marie Curie 94701 Maisons-Alfort Cedex

Phone : +33 (0)1 49 77 13 50

Manager : Pascale Parisot

The Scientific Affairs Department for Laboratories is responsible for coordinating the research, reference and monitoring activities of ANSES laboratories. It oversees the scientific relevance of research conducted in the laboratories and works to promote publication of their research.

The Scientific Affairs Department for Laboratories (DSL) is responsible for coordinating the research, reference and health monitoring activities of ANSES laboratories in accordance with the objectives of the Agency’s goals and performance contract.

The DSL supports the scientific activity of the laboratories’ teams and works to ensure that those activities are scientifically consistent with the Agency’s missions. It facilitates internal and external exploitation of the expertise developed by the laboratories.

The DSL carries out its missions in conjunction with the Deputy Director General for Scientific Affairs, the Director of Animal Health and Welfare, the Director of Plant Health, the Director of Research and Monitoring, and the Director of European and International Affairs.

Within this framework, the Scientific Affairs Department for Laboratories is primarily responsible for:

  • fostering, facilitating and coordinating all the laboratories’ research, reference, and scientific and technical expert appraisal activities;
  • supporting laboratories in the implementation and promotion of their specific research agendas;
  • fostering, facilitating and organising the evaluation of the laboratories’ research, reference, monitoring and scientific and technical expertise activities;
  • coordinating the Agency’s actions to structure health monitoring at the national level, with the help of the monitoring procedures carried out by reference laboratories or to which those laboratories contribute;
  • promoting training through research within laboratories; putting in place incentives to promote internal and external exchanges;
  • organising the laboratory teams’ involvement in education-through-research programmes, which promote and implement specific research agendas;
  • running the joint ethics committee on animal experimentation for ANSES, the French National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA) and the University of Paris Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC);
  • developing and following up on the recruitment and promotion policy for the laboratories’ scientific and technical personnel, in conjunction with the Human Resources Department;
  • planning and follow up of issues related to laboratories’ investments, in conjunction with the Financial and Technical Affairs Department and the Information Technology Department;
  • assisting research teams in the promotion and exploitation of their work with the support of the Legal Affairs Department;
  • analysing the results of evaluations and audits of the laboratories’ activities in conjunction with their directors, so as to provide guidance