Upholding Standards of Quality and Rigor
ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) is a
public, nonprofit, scientific organization that provides a forum for public-private scientific collaborations that move science to solutions. HESI activities are guided by the principles of:
HESI’s reputation of integrity, scientific rigor and collective insight is exemplified through our core values of being solutions-oriented, collaborative, transparent, independent, and commited to excellence, which are reflected at all levels of the organization – from strategic leadership of the Board of Trustees to the nuts and bolts of the scientific committees.
HESI creates opportunities to collaborate.
HESI provides an open, collaborative environment where members from the public and private sectors work together to tackle global challenges. We strive to make solving complex scientific problems more efficient by providing our members with access to the best minds around the world and encouraging them to come together to find solutions.
HESI is driven by solutions.
The research conducted by HESI committees is designed to use scientific principles to find and test real solutions that can be applied across fields of science. This solutions-based approach is why our funders and members feel confident that their resources are being used efficiently to produce results that benefit the greater good.
HESI is transparent.
Transparency and the sharing of data across industries and sectors are essential to the integrity of research. The data and findings that HESI’s working groups produce are publicly available through the peer-reviewed literature, databases, and other means so that others can use it to guide their own research, often shortening project timelines and enhancing efficiency.
HESI is independent.
We are an independent organization that advocates the use of science in making decisions that affect human and environmental health across the public and private sectors.
HESI is committed to excellence.
Our technical committees are responsible for the hard, understated work of testing processes and frameworks that allow scientific data to be translated into solutions that protect the environment and human health. The committees generate accessible and reliable technical resources that are put into the public domain via peer-reviewed publication, databases, and scientific meetings for use by scientists and decision-makers across the globe with the aim of creating reproducible data and approaches.