The Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL) is the second University Hospital in France. The interactions between CRNL members or teams and the Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL) are extremely strong and efficient, notably with the two on-site hospitals (Neurology/Neurosurgery, Mother-Children) and the two nearby hospitals: Edouard Herriot (general) and Desgenettes (NeuroRehabilitation). The Lyon University Hospitals (HCL) provided complementary financial support to IHU-CESAME platforms.
The Vinatier psychiatric hospital is one of the largest psychiatric hospital in France, covering about 50% of the population of the Lyon metropolitan area (>1.3 million inhabitants).
The Pierre Wertheimer Institute (IPW), a clinical research institute in neurosciences, was created by clinicians from the Pierre Wertheimer Neurological Hospital at Lyon University Hospital. It comprises more than 22 clinical teams spread across 4 HCL hospitals and 9 platforms. The institute brings together the various neurology and neurosurgery departments, as well as neuro-paediatrics, psychiatry, genetics and departments specialising in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
The IPW's clinicians work in close collaboration with teams from the 6 neuroscience research institutes on the Lyon East site (CRNL, MeLiS, SBRI, CRCL, ISC, PGNM), representing more than 850 neuroscience researchers. They supervise and co-supervise science theses in conjunction with these research institutes.