Our Mission

Bringing scientists together to improve environmental sustainability and human health globally

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that advances and disseminates science for public benefit.

We convene scientists from public, private and academic sectors to address scientific issues that are relevant to human health and environmental sustainability. The results of those discussions are disseminated through publication, capacity building education and stakeholder engagement.

Public Benefit

We are committed to having an impact and making the world a better place.

Scientific Excellence and Integrity

We bring together the best experts to address needs using rigorous, evidence-based science.


We prioritize scientific expertise and experience from different sectors, countries and perspectives to ensure quality collaboration.


We operate and disseminate our work in an open, honest and visible way.

Building Effective Partnerships

Established in 1984, the ILSI Research Foundation has long been an international leader in building effective public-private partnerships by ensuring that it’s programs are collaboratively developed and implemented with scientists from government, academia, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.

Global Impact

The ILSI Research Foundation is part of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), a worldwide network of non-profit organizations that encourage multi-sectoral dialogue and support collaborative science. 


The ILSI Research Foundation is financially supported through grants and donations it receives from public and private sector organizations. Unlike ILSI's country and regional branches, it is not a membership-based organization.

ILSI Research Foundation Financial Summary for 2017

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The ILSI Research Foundation Board of Trustees provide strategic oversight and guidance to ensure that the Foundation’s mission is being achieved in a sustainable manner, through the adoption of sound governance and financial management policies, and by ensuring resources are adequate and properly applied.

The scientific programs of each of the ILSI Research Foundation’s centers are supported by Working Groups. Members of the Working Groups provide strategic advice and feedback on programs and activities, participate in long range planning exercises to help identify emerging challenges and opportunities, and provide guidance on options.

All Trustees and Working Groups Members serve on a volunteer basis and receive no remuneration for their service.

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