ILSI is a nonprofit, worldwide organization whose mission is to provide science that improves public health and well-being.
It achieves this mission by fostering collaboration among experts from academia, government, and industry on conducting, gathering, summarizing, and disseminating science. Its activities focus primarily on nutrition and health promotion; food safety; risk assessment; and the environment.
ILSI believes leading scientists from academia, government, and industry can and should work together to identify and address topics and concerns of common interest.
ILSI was incorporated in 1978 to improve anticipation and response to scientific need. It was envisioned as an international body; one that would create collaboration leading to improved health and safety. Prominent researchers from industry and academia were to jointly lead the organization, guiding its work to conduct research, harmonize the use of science, and encourage scientific dialogue.
Over 30 years later, ILSI is still delivering on this promise.
Public - Private Leadership
ILSI is governed by its Board of Trustees, which is composed of at least 50% public sector representatives (primarily academic scientists) and representatives of ILSI members. This public-private balance ensures that the funds provided by our industry members are used to conduct and disseminate science that is important and useful to many stakeholders.
ILSI members and the ILSI Board of Trustees are listed in our annual reports.
ILSI is proud of the support our member companies provide, of the dedicated volunteer scientists who advise us, and of our hard working staff. Our work is guided by its Code of Ethics and Organizational Standards of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.Read More