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21 May, 2019

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a nonprofit, worldwide organization whose mission is to provide science that improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment. ILSI was formed in 1978 in Washington DC, and over the last 40 years ILSI has established 17 Entities worldwide to foster public-private scientific partnerships and address knowledge gaps to benefit public good.

In 2017, ILSI Leadership began a process to assess the governance of ILSI and ILSI’s Entities. As part of that process, new management was hired in June 2018. In November 2018, ILSI evolved from being an organization whose membership consisted exclusively of companies to a federation of ILSI’s Entities, nonprofits engaged in scientific public-private partnerships throughout the world.

ILSI, with the support of its public-private balanced Board of Trustees and the ILSI Entities’ Executive Directors, will continue to raise the level of excellence through compliance with ILSI’s Mandatory Policies and Principles for Scientific Integrity. ILSI adheres to the standards, professional values, and practices of the scientific community in any area of research where ILSI is engaged. Living up to this standard means pursuing objectivity, clarity, and reproducibility in order to ensure the utility of our scientific and scholarly activities and assessments.