This non-profit foundation was created under Swiss private law by Mr and Mrs Jacques and Lucette Brocher. Its purpose, since the demise of its founders, is to host scientists and experts in the ethical, legal and social implications of the development of medical research and biotechnologies in the Hermance domain.
The Foundation encourages multidisciplinary research around this new field of research strongly linked to society by involving law, anthropology, history, bioethics and philosophy … Its Board relies on a Scientific Committee composed of international experts. Since its launching in 2006, the Brocher Foundation has backed the publication of hundreds of books and articles which are the fruits of the scientific stays and symposia.
In short, since 2006, the Brocher Foundation is:
- Nearly 200 researchers – experts invited to stay,
- Over 700 experts welcomed by the Foundation each year during its scientific events,
- Over 30 universities worldwide and international organisations as partners,
- Several hundreds of published books and articles,
- A capacity to host 16 researchers per month.