6th World Conference on Research Integrity
Hong Kong, China
June 2, 2019 – June 5, 2019

IAFNS will present one poster at the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI):


ILSI’s Journey in Scientific Integrity
Alison Kretser, MS, RD, IAFNS
4 June 2019 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Poster: PT-169
Session: Transparency 2 (Group B)

Scientific integrity is fundamental to the mission and work of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI). Specifically, IAFNS and its partners throughout the scientific community have been leaders in defining principles, guidelines, and best practices for establishing and maintaining the integrity of the scientific process when diverse stakeholders collaborate – now ILSI and its 16 entities are building on this work. As ILSI is a global organization that is present on the 5 continents, it faces challenges of implementing these findings of IAFNS in regions of the globe where there are different cultures and ways of working.  Nevertheless, ILSI continues to challenge themselves by building on its expertise and strengthening its efforts.  This presentation will provide an overview of the expansive range of activities undertaken by ILSI as part of ILSI’s journey in scientific integrity.

ILSI’s commitment to a culture of scientific integrity is further demonstrated by the work accomplished over the last 18 months with the formation of a global scientific integrity group that has set priorities for ILSI’s work on scientific integrity.  ILSI’s revised  Mandatory Policies include ILSI’s Principles for Scientific Integrity, which commits all members of the ILSI network to “the highest standards of scientific integrity in all their activities.” To facilitate compliance with these obligations, training will be made mandatory for staff and board members as a condition of continued employment or association with the ILSI entity. IAFNS began implementation of the Center for Open Science Transparency Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines, fully embracing the scientific community’s movement to greater transparency through open science.

In 2019, ILSI has made great headway in the development of new training materials that can be used broadly within the scientific community. The poster will include an overview of the training materials, learnings gleaned from implementation of the TOP Guidelines within IAFNS and plans to adopt them across the ILSI network.  It is hoped that new collaborations among sectors will be formed.

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