Communication, data protection, safety, scientific advisor and project reporting are five support units directly attached to management.
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…).
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:
The DPO shall perform his/her duties and tasks independently. He/she reports to the Director on the data protection situation of the LNS.
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.
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.