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Why the RESETIS platform ?

Research and innovation are now at the heart of our “knowledge society’s” development projects, and, therefore, give rise to new expectations from the public authorities and, more generally, from the public as a whole. This important role places a variety of greater responsibilities on the research community and requires them to take full responsibility for the ethical, societal and political issues that may arise from certain research projects. The Université de Lyon is affected by national, European and international changes, and has opted for a comprehensive approach that combines these different areas of responsibility: ethics, scientific integrity, research ethics, and social and environmental responsibility.

The institutional context

The Horizon H2020 program, the European Science Foundation, the French National Research Agency (ANR), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI), the legislator and French Conference of University Presidents (CPU) have launched numerous initiatives to strengthen the ethical commitment and scientific integrity of researchers and institutions to meet societal expectations.

In the long term, it should be noted that the framework program for research and development (PCRD) and the French National Research Agency (ANR) will only fund research projects if ethics and scientific integrity policies are successfully implemented in the beneficiary institutions.

Furthermore, scientific publishers and funding agencies increasingly demand ethics reports for projects. In addition to the ethics committees, organizations hold conferences and implement recommendations and measures to promote ethics, integrity and social responsibility.

It is in this context that the Université de Lyon started discussions back in 2012, and took measures to strengthen the role of ethics and scientific integrity in higher education and research, which culminated in the “Landscapes of Ethics at the Université de Lyon” report in 2014 and the launch of the RESETIS platform.



The RESETIS platform is governed by a Scientific Board that is made up of research professors and researchers from various disciplines, all of whom are from the Université de Lyon’s member institutions.

Members of the Scientific Board:

  • Jean-Luc Cadoré, VetAgro Sup
  • Béatrice de Montera, Philosophy of science, ethics, the Université Catholique de Lyon
  • Humbert de Freminville, Faculty of Medicine Lyon Est, the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
  • Eric Tannier, Biology, the French Research Institute for Digital Sciences (INRIA) / the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
  • Marie Préau, Social psychology, the Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • Denis Rémy, VetAgro Sup
  • Sylvie Allouche, Philosophy of science, ethics, the Université Catholique de Lyon
  • Jérôme Michalon, Sociology, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) / the ENS Lyon
  • Olivier Leclerc, Legal expert, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) / the Université Jean Monnet Saint Etienne

The management:

  • Chief Scientific Officer: Stéphanie Ruphy, Professor of Philosophy of science
  • Executive director: Florence Belaën, Director of culture, science and society at the Université de Lyon