ILSI: Collaborative science for safe, nutritious and sustainable food.

ILSI is a global, nonprofit federation committed to improving public and planetary health worldwide by convening representatives from the academic, public and private sectors to advance evidence-based scientific research. Read more about our mission, vision and operating principles.

Who is ILSI?

ILSI convenes scientists at the forefront of research on nutrition, food safety and sustainability, and operates within a framework of the highest principles of scientific integrity. ILSI's trusted experts and volunteers around the world work synergistically and transparently across academia and the public and private sectors.


ILSI at a Glance

10 entities worldwide

28 scientific publications

63 workshops, conferences, & scientific meetings

33,804 science video views on YouTube


Integrity in Science

Scientific Integrity is essential to developing sound science that benefits society.

ILSI believes researchers from academia and the public and private sectors, as well as academia, can and should work together on science and health issues of common interest or concern. Public-private collaboration – where all interests, conflicts and biases are declared and all funding is acknowledged – can improve the science used to promote the health and safety of the public and the environment. Learn more.


Public Benefit

All of ILSI's scientific activities must have a primary public purpose and benefit.


ILSI believes scientists from industry, government, academia and other sectors of society can and should work together to identify and address topics of common interest.


All of ILSI's activities are conducted in an open and transparent manner with outcomes made publicly available.

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ILSI is a non-profit, charitable organization organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. ILSI does not engage in lobbying or political activities. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by U.S. tax law.

ILSI Global, which operates the ILSI U.S. and Canada Research Program, has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, Platinum Seals of Transparency from Candid, as well as the 2021 GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency.