IFBiC Leverages the ILSI Global Network
The initial steps for establishing ILSI and its ultimate incorporation over 30 years ago were made in the United States. From inception, however, ILSI's outlook has been international. While ILSI always recognized that health and science are borderless concepts it also realizes that decision are often made locally or regionally. ILSI's network is consciously designed so that science - no matter where it is generated - can be applied in national, regional, and global context.
IFBiC fosters collaboration among ILSI branches and the ILSI Research Foundation to extend the reach of scientific information. Working together, IFBiC, the ILSI Research Foundation, and the ILSI branches identify gaps in knowledge; share basic science; and provide hands-on training in context of the local and regional needs. IFBiC is a leader in using the ILSI network as a flexible mechanism for identifying emerging issues, fostering a harmonized use of science in the decision-making process, and building scientific capacity at the local and regional level.