International Life Sciences Institute
The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a nonprofit science organization founded in 1978 and headquartered in Washington, DC. It is a member organization whose members are primarily food and beverage, agricultural, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies. According to its 2009 annual report, 68% of its revenue comes from member support; 17% from grants and contributions; and the balance from publications, conference registration, and other sources.
ILSI is a global organization with 15 branches that operate at the global, regional, or country-specific level. These include ILSI Argentina; ILSI Brazil; ILSI Europe; ILSI Focal Point in China; the ILSI Health & Environmental Sciences Institute; ILSI-India; ILSI Japan; ILSI Korea; ILSI Mexico; ILSI North Africa and Gulf Region; ILSI North America; ILSI North Andean; ILSI South Africa; ILSI South Andean; and ILSI Southeast Asia Region.
It also includes the ILSI Research Foundation, which, unlike the branches, does not have members.
According to ILSI’s bylaws, 51% of its Board of Trustees must come from the public sector, primarily universities. The balance of trustees is elected from its membership.
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