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Management supports

Communication, data protection, safety, scientific advisor and project reporting are five support units directly attached to management.


to provide a better external and internal communication

Juliette Decroix
Head of Communication

Virginie Delle Lechevalier
Communication officer

The objective of the communication unit is to further improve the visibility of the LNS and to promote honest and open communication both internally and externally. In addition, the team set up ensures that journalists are provided with effective support for their information mission. Similarly, the communication unit assists in the production of documents of all kinds (activity report, leaflets …), as well as in the organization of internal or external LNS events (conferences, workshops…).

Data Protection

to protect personal data within the LNS

Géraldine Bolet
Data protection officer (DPO)

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is the person in charge of personal data protection within the LNS. In this capacity, he/she ensures that LNS processes the personal data of its staff, customers, suppliers, patients or any other person in compliance with the applicable data protection rules.

He/she has several tasks:

  • To ensure that everyone is aware of their data protection rights, obligations and responsibilities and that they are aware of them;
  • To provide advice and recommendations to the organisation and departments on data protection issues;
  • Ensuring the documentation of data processing (register of data processing, register of data breaches, register of data processors, register of exercise of rights, etc.);
  • Monitoring and auditing compliance with the GDPR within the organisation;
  • Drawing the attention of the organisation to any breach of the applicable data protection rules and assisting it in its compliance;
  • Handling questions and complaints from data subjects;
  • To be the point of contact for the National Data Protection Commission (CNPD) and to cooperate with it.

The DPO shall perform his/her duties and tasks independently. He/she reports to the Director on the data protection situation of the LNS.

Scientific Advisor

to assist in the development of research activities


The Scientific Advisor/Project Coordinator provides support to departments and services by facilitating the emergence and consolidation of research projects within and between departments, but also with external national and international partners. The scientific advisor ensures that the projects carried out are compatible with the strategic plan and values of the LNS. He/she accompanies the drafting and submission of projects to the relevant bodies, such as ethics committees and funding agencies. It monitors scientific developments and opportunities, and prepares and provides information, procedures and tools to facilitate the work of LNS scientists in the preparation and management of their research projects. In collaboration with the communication unit, it ensures internal and external scientific communication activities.

Project reporting

to ensure the implementation of the strategic plan 2019-2022

Marc Schummer

The reporting unit is in charge of the gradual implementation of the LNS strategic plan 2019-2022. The various strategic improvement initiatives were thus able to be structured and broken down into operational objectives to be set up in the field in a timely manner under the supervision of designated persons and monitored by measurement indicators.

LNS – The General Data Protection Regulations at the LNS level