INRA seeks to foster debate regarding science’s role in society.
To contribute to the dissemination of scientific culture
As a public research institute, INRA's mission is to place the knowledge it has acquired at the service of all, in order to provide keys to understanding the living world and contribute to informing all citizens, particularly young people.
To develop discussion in society about science
In addition to providing information and training, INRA has a duty to inform the ongoing debate on the uses and objectives of science. The participation of citizens or representatives from different components of society (associations, unions, professional organisations, elected bodies, etc.) in developing research questions, discussing their results and potential applications, monitoring and evaluating innovations and appraising research programmes is necessary for the targeted management of research.