The Ethics Commission is an advisory body provided for by IRSN's decree of organisation. It is responsible for advising the Board of Directors on preparing ethical charters that are applicable to the Institute’s activities and for monitoring their application, particularly as regards the conditions under which separation is ensured between expert appraisals carried out on behalf of government departments and those those carried out in the context of commercial services. It also serves as a mediator when problems of an ethical nature arise.
Members (as of October 5, 2018)
Françoise ROURE, President of the Commission since April 2018.
Inspector General, President of the "Safety, Security and Risks" Section of the General Council of the Economy, Industry, Energy and Technology and member of the Inspection Committee, Ph.D in Economics, discipline "International Economics".
Senior Medical Officer, Associate Professor, Val-de-Grâce. Retired. Recent positions held: Scientific Director of the Institute for Biomedical Research of the Armed Forces (IRBA, Brétigny / Orge), Director of the research component of the transformation program of the Armed Forces Health Service "SSA 2020", Professor of the Chair of the Army Health Service.
Chamber President at the Administrative Tribunal of Lyon, member of the Environmental Authority of the General Council of the Environment and Sustainable Development. Member of the Implementation Committee of the Aarhus Convention (United Nations). Member of the Commission since 2015.
Geneviève JEAN-VAN ROSSUM.
Senior Foreign Affairs Adviser, Special Representative for Bioethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Directorate General for Globalization, Culture, Education and International Development at the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
CNRS researcher in environmental law, CNRS bronze medalist - Responsible for the environmental research center of the Western Institute: Law and Europe - author of research and expertise on the law of waste, soil, water, etc. Also member of the GDR NoST (research network Standards-sciences and techniques).
Inspector General, member of the General Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Environmental Authority, retired. Member of the scientific council of the data service and the statistical studies of the environment.
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.