HESI is a non-profit scientific organization that provides a forum for public-private scientific collaborations that move science to solutions.
HESI activities are guided by the principles of:
demonstrated by honest and ethical behavior and an earned reputation for transparency and trustworthiness.
demonstrated by a dedication to quality data and innovative evidence-based solutions relevant to current and anticipated scientific and social challenges.
demonstrated by an inclusive culture that values diverse opinions, mutual respect, global diversity, and the richness of collegial thinking and dialogue.
HESI’s reputation of integrity, scientific rigor, and collective insights is exemplified through our core values of being solutions-oriented, collaborative, transparent, independent, and committed to excellence, which are reflected at all levels of the organization – from the strategic leadership of the Board of Trustees to the nuts and bolts of the scientific committees.
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.
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.
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 them to guide their own research and enhance efficiency, often shortening project timelines and reducing budgets.
We are an independent organization that advocates the use of science in making decisions that affect human and environmental health.