Who are we?

ANRS | Emerging Infectious Diseases is an autonomous agency of Inserm that facilitates, evaluates, coordinates and funds research into HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. We prepare responses to the scientific challenges presented by emerging diseases and for their deployment in times of crisis.

The agency in brief

ANRS | Emerging Infectious Diseases, an autonomous agency of Inserm, supports research to provide scientific responses to infectious diseases in times of crisis and over the long term.


When defining our strategy, we established ten priority objectives in order to for including our actions within a global context while taking the ever-changing health challenges into account.

Vision and missions

In order to structure its actions and effectively mobilise its resources, the agency has set itself targets based on a vision, missions, commitments and a scientific strategy.


The scientific activity of our agency is distributed across seven departments, which include four thematic departments, two cross-cutting departments and one vigilance department. These departments support research in all its aspects, and are supplemented by an administrative and financial department and a communication and information department.


To fulfil our missions, our agency has governance, scientific evaluation and coordination bodies.