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Like many of its counterparts, the CEA is a signatory to scientific integrity charters guaranteeing honesty and rigor in research and higher learning. Within this framework, Elsa Cortijo, director of fundamental research at CEA, has appointed Élisabeth Menu, biologist-immunovirologist at IDMIT, as scientific integrity correspondent for the François Jacob Institute of Biology.
As a signatory of the French National Charter for Research Integrity and The European Charter for Researchers & The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, the CEA is organized internally to promote scientific integrity.
That internal organization includes a scientific integrity officer assisted by a scientific integrity committee and a network of scientific integrity correspondents for each operational orientation. Their principal missions are to monitor the implementation and diffusion of a scientific integrity policy within all institutions and to prevent breaches of conduct and address them should they occur.
For the Fundamental Research Division, Élisabeth Menu, biologist-immunovirologist at IDMIT's Immunity and Transmission Laboratory, was appointed as scientific integrity correspondent for the François Jacob Institute of Biology by Director of Fundamental Research Elsa Cortijo.
Élisabeth Menu will serve as a relay within the Jacob Institute's research units to ensure the deployment of the CEA's scientific integrity policy and oversee actions to raise awareness and prevent violations of it. She will also respond to the questions of researchers on this topic and confidentially compile any reports of scientific integrity breaches. Examples of these latter include the fabrication or falsification of research results, plagiarism, or the false attribution of authorship for scientific manuscripts.
Élisabeth Menu is a research director at Inserm. She heads an Institut Pasteur-accredited team (MISTIC) working within IDMIT at the CEA Fontenay-aux-Roses site. She works in the field of mucosal immunity and sexually transmitted diseases in the female reproductive system. With her experience on the Institut Pasteur Clinical Research Committee¹, Élisabeth Menu has accompanied numerous projects and raised awareness among researchers on the regulatory aspects of clinical research and the use of human biological samples.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.