The Ethics Commission is provided for under the IRSN organizational regulations and reports to the Board of Directors. It is responsible for advising the Board on preparing ethical charters that are applicable to the Institute’s activities and for monitoring their application, including conditions within the Institute for separating assessment missions performed on behalf of government departments and those performed for public or private operators. It also serves as a mediator when problems of an ethical nature arise.
Members (as of February 1, 2018)
Chairman of the Commission, Corps des Mines Engineer General, philosopher, professor at the École Polytechnique and Stanford University, California, and member of the French Academy of Technology.
Public reporter to the Administrative Appeal Court in Lyon, member of the Environmental Authority of the General Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development.
Engineer General in rural engineering, water and forests, Regional Director of the Irstea (French research institute for environmental and agricultural science and technology), specialist in the impact of toxic substances on the environment and health and in assessment of public environmental policies, member of the Environmental Authority and Coordinator of the Research and Technology Commission of the General Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development.
Professor of Philosophy at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Director of the Centre international d’étude de la Philosophie française contemporaine (part
of the République des savoirs, USR 3608 ENS/Collège de France/CNRS), Member of the French National Ethics Advisory Committee (CCNE).