How We Work

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In order to fulfill its scientific mission, HESI adheres to a multi-sector operating model—the proposition that scientists from academia, government, foundations, health care, and industry should be fully integrated into all levels of the entity’s activities, including governance bodies such as the HESI Board of Trustees, as well as in the work of scientific committees, task forces, and working groups. This principle is a fundamental aspect of HESI's identity, and it is reflected in the daily operations of our programs.

HESI enables successful teamwork among experts who bring their unique skills and viewpoints to the scientific process. Scientists from multiple sectors share responsibility for identifying research topics, designing and leading studies and projects, and interpreting and applying results via scientific committees.

As a non-profit, charitable organization, HESI’s mission is to generate information and scientific resources of benefit to global public health. In support of this objective, all HESI projects make a contribution to the scientific public domain via publication in the peer-reviewed literature, deposition of data in publicly accessible databases, workshops and/or other public outreach efforts.

HESI committees generate impactful science via a variety of mechanisms, including designing and conducting novel laboratory research, pooling and analyzing existing data, creating decision frameworks and methodologies, and identifying scientific best practices.

HESI's scientific initiatives are primarily supported by the in-kind contributions (from public- and private-sector participants) of time, expertise, and experimental effort. These contributions are supplemented by grants from governments and foundations, as well as direct funding (that primarily supports program infrastructure and management) from participating organizations.

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Governance

Stewardship

Strategic Plan

HESI is governed by a set of Bylaws, our Antitrust Policy and Code of Ethics, and by a public-private Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees Program Strategy and Stewardship Committee administers regular reviews of HESI programs to ensure balance and scientific rigor.

The strategic plan lays out goals and directions for HESI in 2016-2020.

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Learn more about HESI's new project initiation mechanisms: propose a project.

HESI peer review emphasizes the high quality demanded of all HESI publications.

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