Elfe is run by a joint research unit of the French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and the National Blood Service (EFS). A steering committee made up of representatives from the different partner institutions is responsible for project governance.

The study’s scientific aspects are monitored by a scientific council made up of independent experts from France and abroad.

Scientific committee members:

  • Corinne Alberti (Professor of Public Health, University of Paris)
  • Jérôme Deauvieau (Sociologist, ENS)
  • Heather Joshi (Demographer, University College London)
  • Cécile Lefèvre (Statistician and social survey expert, University of Paris Descartes)
  • Juliane Léger (Paediatrician and endocrinologist, Robert Debré Hospital)
  • Francesca Mancini, (Epidemiologist, Inserm)
  • Anne-Marie Nybo-Andersen (Social science epidemiologist, Copenhagen University)
  • Fred Paccaud (Public health epidemiologist, Lausanne University)
  • Gilles Pison (Demographer, Natural History Museum & INED)
  • Fanny Rancière (Environmental epidemiologist, Paris Descartes University)
  • Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag (Lawyer specializing in ethical issues, Toulouse University)
  • Louis-André Vallet (Sociologist, CNRS, Sorbonne University Paris)
  • Frédéric Villebrun (General practitioner, Champigny sur Marne)

The Scientific Project group includes members of the Elfe unit and researchers from the different thematic groups who help to shape the ongoing project. INED’s ethics committee advises the unit on ethical issues as and when requested.