Philosophy as a natural science
IDEM uses the method of collaborative interdisciplinarity, where philosophers and scientists work hand in hand to construct new theoretical frameworks. These new concepts can then be discussed and tested by the scientific community.
The IDEM team itself is immersed in the IMMUNOCONCEPT research unit at the University of Bordeaux, where it recieves a lot of support from Immunologist and medical doctors. Forthermore a number of collaborations have evolved with scientists from a variety of backgrounds.