Integrity in Science - It's Who We Are
ILSI North America believes strongly that scientific integrity is essential to developing sound science for the purpose of improving society. We are extremely proud of our extensive programs on scientific integrity. Scientific integrity is a core value of ILSI North America and is integrated into all of our research programs. For over 10 years, ILSI North America has been a recognized leader in addressing issues of scientific integrity, research public-private partnerships and conflict of interest through our work with federal agencies and scientific professional societies.
ILSI North America’s Core Values:
We bring scientific experts and leaders together to help improve human and environmental health and safety. ILSI North America believes researchers from public and private sectors can and should work together on science and health issues of common interest. 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.
Who is Involved?
The Assembly on Scientific Integrity includes: members of the ILSI North America Board of Trustees, all member companies of ILSI North America, and the ILSI North America Canadian Advisory Committee. These groups include scientific representation from all three sectors of our tripartite membership: academia, government, and industry.
Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines
The Center for Open Science's Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines provide actionable steps for institutions to practice and promote transparent, reproducible, and rigorous research. ILSI North America is a TOP Guidelines signatory. By becoming a signatory, ILSI North America is supporting the principles expressed in the guidelines through their implementation by its funded researchers. Furthermore, ILSI North America strives to adhere to the levels specified below, recognizing that this process will take time and effort to achieve. Beginning July 1, 2018, all new projects moving forward will work to adhere to the TOP Guidelines.
In 2019, we expanded our commitment to transparency by establishing a Collection page on the Open Science Framework. The ILSI North America Collection aggregates all ILSI North America-supported research projects that are registered on the Open Science Framework in one place. It provides greater visibility of the breadth and rigor of research that has been undertaken by the investigators we support, and allows the scientific community to more easily discover our work.
ILSI North America's Leadership in Scientific Integrity:
Projects Supported by the Assembly:
Conflict of Interest Policy
An internal conflict of interest policy has been developed to reinforce and strengthen ILSI North America’s existing code of ethics and was adopted by the ILSI North America Board of Trustees. The policy has been disseminated broadly so that all those working with ILSI North America have a clear understanding of our standards. Read the Conflict of Interest Policy here.
This publication is a summary of a working meeting held on 8 December 2014 to discuss and reach a consensus on guiding principles for public-private partnerships related to food and nutrition research.
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The present article articulates principles for eﬀective public-private partnerships (PPPs) in scientiﬁc research.
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