About ILSI

ILSI’s mission is to provide science that improves public health and well-being.

The One ILSI approach to achieving this mission harnesses the unique strengths of each of the ILSI branches and the ILSI Research Foundation in order to maximize the organization’s input to the greater good.


The One ILSI philosophy encourages ILSI entities to work together to identify and resolve outstanding scientific questions in four thematic areas that capture the core of ILSI’s work: food and water safety; toxicology and risk assessment; nutrition and health; and agricultural sustainability and nutrition security. The ILSI network is committed to improving scientific knowledge in these for areas, and the One ILSI strategy demonstrates how our impact reaches across the globe.

Our Strengths

Public-Private Partnerships
ILSI has over 30 years of proven experience bringing together experts from many sectors – industry, academic, government, civil society – to design and implement successful scientific programs.

National, Regional, and International Insight
ILSI’s branch structure gives ILSI the ability to understand national and regional health concerns in context. The organization then leverages human and financial resources on an international scale to help resolve questions of science, to tailor culturally relevant health interventions, and to build scientific capacity at the local level.

Basic to Applied Science
ILSI funds and conducts basic research generating knowledge to help predict and explain phenomena throughout the incredibly diverse disciplines making up the life sciences. ILSI uses this pure scientific knowledge to develop practical programs, interventions, and technologies that improve human and environmental health and safety.

Our Values

Public Benefit
All scientific activities have a primary public purpose and benefit.

Scientists from many sectors of society – public and private – can best address complex science and health issues by sharing their unique perspectives.

All scientific activities are conducted in an open and transparent manner and all scientific outcomes are made available to the public to ensure confidence in the integrity of the process and outcomes.