The International Associated Laboratory (LIA) DEVENIR (created in 2010 and renewed in 2017) brings together the CIRI (Anna Salvetti and Alberto Epstein) in France and the Universidad de Buenos Aires and more particularly the Facultad de Medicina in Argentina.
What is a LIA? In order to structure collaboration between two research teams or laboratories (one in France and the other abroad) that already have joint publications, the creation of an International Associated Laboratory (LIA), a “laboratory without walls”, can be requested. The relationship between the two partners is formalized through a contract signed by the heads of both organizations, with provisions covering issues such as intellectual property rights. Human and material resources are pooled to carry out the project. Teams or laboratories associated through an LIA retain their separate autonomy, status, Director and location. The LIA activities are coordinated by two co-principal investigators and by a scientific steering committee.