In addition to the Board of Directors, the Institute relies on a number of committees to support its strategy and activity, in particular its Scientific Board and Evaluation Committee. An Operational Committee for the Evaluation of Legal and Ethical Risks (Coerle) has also been set up to address the ethical constraints of the research carried out at Inria.
Because digital technology is a living material, these committees face a variety of issues: how to determine prospects for research in digital technology with the acceleration of innovation cycles? How to carry out assessments of scientists’ careers that promote the various dimensions of research in an institute like Inria, along with risk-taking and public/private mobilities? How to find the right balance between a principle of innovation and a principle of precaution for research in digital technology?