Products and services offered

Products categoryDescriptionExamples

Specialized information

All of the products associated with drawing upon, developing, sharing, and using scientific knowledge.

  • Scientific opinions
  • Systematic reviews of knowledge
  • Research reports

Adapted information

All of the products specifically adapted to the knowledge requirements of various target audiences.

  • Theme newsletters
  • Portal and web tools
  • Summary documents
  • Guides for the public

Guides and tools

Products developed to guide the pursuit of mandates or support the activities of those responsible for policies and programs, managers, and professionals.

  • Professional practice guides 
  • Frameworks
  • Balanced scorecards


Service categoryDescriptionExamples

Expertise and advice

Services provided directly to managers and professionals to take advantage of available scientific knowledge to assist in decision making or support a specific mandate, without the expertise provided being the subject of a written product of the InSPQ.

  • Expertise as a member of a working group or scientific committee
  • Scientific consultations 
  • Support towards the methodological development and interpretation of laboratory tests 


Services seeking to ensure the acquisition of knowledge and skills in fields or areas associated with public health. 


  • Training workshops
  • Online training
  • Specialized lectures or  conferences 
  • Student internships
  • Tutoring

Specialized laboratory and screening services

Laboratory and testing services with a view to supporting clinical or population-based diagnoses

  • Specialized toxicological and 
    microbiological analyses 
  • External quality assurance 
    programs for diagnostic and 
    laboratory services 
  • Clinical screening tests