The Brocher Foundation is a non-profit institution. Its purpose 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.
Since June 2011, the University of Lausanne and the Brocher Foundation implemented a common strategy, which aims to reinforce the exchanges between the researchers of both institutions. Ethos and the Science-Society Interface have the task to optimize the coordination of this collaboration.