Since its founding, the Institute has been supported by its six founding members and by private partners and sponsors. It brings together several decision-making and advisory bodies, who determine its strategy and operation.
Combining the best of the public and private sectors
Scientific Cooperation Foundation status was not chosen at random. Helping to facilitate public-private partnerships and to manage both public and private funds, the Institute provides maximum flexibility and responsiveness, and combines the best of the public and private sectors to accelerate research on genetic diseases.
Imagine was the first center to be approved as a University Hospital Institute (IHU) in 2011. Because of this, the institute will receive an endowment each year until 2024 as part of the French Investments for the Future Program.
Imagine is one of six French University Hospital Institutes (ICM, Lyric, Strasbourg Mix-Surg IHU, Méditerranée Infection, iCan, FOReSIGHT) with IHU-France status
The Institute has been certified as a Institut Carnot since 2020, after it has beeen labeled as a Tremplin Carnot during 4 years. This status, awarded by the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, recognizes the Institute as being at the forefront of research in partnership with industry.
Our founding members
Since its founding, Imagine has been supported by six members: AP-HP, Inserm, Paris Descartes University/University of Paris, Hopitaux de Paris-Hopitaux de France Foundation, Paris City Council, AFM-Téléthon.
Our decision-making and advisory bodies
Prof. Stanislas Lyonnet, director of the Institute, relies on a mixed Executive Committee made up of researchers and clinicians from various research and care programs.
Three governing bodies direct and support the Imagine Institute, its management, its operation and its scientific and medical strategy.
- The IHU Board of Management brings together lab directors and staff representatives to discuss the scientific strategy of Imagine, its organization, the life of the Institute and the research tools available.
- The Imagine Foundation is supported by a Board of Trustees made up of representatives of the founding members, Imagine scientists, and qualified individuals from the private sector.
- A Scientific Advisory Board, made up of eminent scientists recognized worldwide, makes recommendations about the Institute’s scientific and strategic guidelines every year.