The Institut Pasteur Ethics Charter was drawn up by the Institut Pasteur Ethics Committee (CEIP) and published under the authority of the senior management team. The Ethics Charter is aimed at Institut Pasteur employees as well as external staff and provides the principles that need to be followed to ensure that research is conducted with integrity, respect for human dignity, fairness and responsibility. The charter is re-examined and updated on a regular basis to account for developments in international and national legislation, as well as ethical issues raised by progress in research.
In a bid to increase the scope that these 10 principles offer in its sphere of influence, the Institut Pasteur has undertaken to make them part of its strategy, culture and process.
It has also committed to issuing a formal public statement endorsing these principles and to informing its staff and partners of its Global Compact membership.
In line with its culture of responsibility and transparency, the Institut Pasteur will publish the results of its initiatives to ensure practical application of the 10 Global Compact principles.
The Institut Pasteur has been supporting the United Nations Global Compact since June 2010 and each year publishes a report on the progress made.
As part of its commitment to gender equality in the workplace, the Institut Pasteur has adopted a Gender Equality Plan (GEP). The GEP is a new step aimed at strengthening the Institut Pasteur's policy for equality, diversity and inclusion.
In December 2021, the Institut Pasteur gained the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission and has embarked on a process of continuous improvement regarding recruitment and working conditions for scientists, while strengthening its attractiveness at the international level.
The Institut Pasteur has been acting in favor of Open Science by adopting two founding texts in May 2021: a Charter for Open Access to publications and a Policy for the management and sharing of research data and software code. Both policies are in line with the Institut Pasteur 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.
The use of animals in scientific research continues to be vital for our understanding of health and human and animal disease, and for the development and improvement of treatments that benefit patients worldwide.
The use of animals in Institut Pasteur research projects complies with regulatory provisions.
The Institut Pasteur has a dedicated area for its neighbours. Here information is available about developments that may impact on their daily lives. This area is provided as part of an overall approach to promote ongoing and constructive dialogue.