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ILSI Research Foundation
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The ILSI Research Foundation was formed in 1984 with a mission to deliver ground-breaking, impartial, and useful science. The Research Foundation’s current priority areas of work are currently grouped in to four centers of excellence. Read More

CERA’s purpose is to develop and apply sound science to the environmental risk assessment of agricultural biotechnologies so their contributions to sustainable production of food, fuel and fiber may be safely realized. CERA
​The purpose of  Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS) is to assemble open data and modeling methodologies required to produce comprehensive, credible assessments of how climate change and resource scarcity will impact our ability to meet growing demand for safe, affordable, and nutritious food in a sustainable manner. CIMSANS

CSAFF-identity_300.jpg ​​The Center for Safety Assessment of Food and Feed (CSAFF) promotes science-based approaches to the safety assessment of foods and feeds, with a strong emphasis on improved knowledge dissemination and capacity building. CSAFF


The ILSI Center for Risk Science Innovation and Application (RSIA) contributes to enhanced human health and well-being by developing new and improving existing methods and evaluations used in risk management. RSIA

Join us in improving food system data and models!

Joint GEOSHARE Workshop and Improved Modeling Summit
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
10 - 12 September 2014

This workshop and summit at Purdue University will review data generated under the GEOSHARE pilot programs in India and Ghana and discuss the advantages of developing state-of-the-art, truly open-source code modeling environments. See the workshop announcement for details: GEOSHARE Workshop and Summit
ILSI Research Foundations' programs are designed to make the world a healthier, safer place.

 What's NEW!

Launch of the CIMSANS Sustainable Nutrition Security Working Paper
​This paper, authored by more than 25 global experts in the fields of sustainability, climate change and food & nutrition, presents a vision for creating a credible, global assessment of sustainable nutrition security, given the constraints of growing global demand, climate change, dwindling resources, nutrition needs, and other factors
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June Edition of the Partnership for Biosafety Newsletter
The June edition of the Partnership for Biosafety Risk Assessment and Regulation Newsletter is now available!
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The Power of Partnerships
​The ILSI Research Foundation has been pre-qualified  by the U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships to manage future public-private partnership opportunities which may arise for the Department of State based on the Research Foundation’s interest and capacity.
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A Review of the Environmental Safety of the Cry3Bb1 Protein
Monograph 2014
​This document provides a comprehensive review of the information and data relevant to the environmental risk assessment of Cry3Bb1, a protein encoded by a gene isolated from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), and it presents a summary statement about the environmental safety of this protein when produced in genetically engineered (GE) maize (Zea mays) plants.
Does Increased Prescribed Exercise Alter Non-Exercise Physical Activity/Energy Expenditure in Health Adults? A Systematic Review
Journal Article 2014
​Prescribed physical activity/exercise training may reduce non-exercise physical activity resulting in no change in total daily energy expenditure and no or minimal exercise-induced weight loss.
Measurement of Nanomaterials in Foods: Integrative Consideration of Challenges and Future Prospects
Journal Article 2014
​The risks and benefits of nanomaterials in foods and food contact materials receive conflicting international attention across expert stakeholder groups as well as in news media coverage and published research.
Surrogate Species Selection for Assessing Potential Adverse Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Insect-Resistant Plants on Non-Target Organisms
Journal Article 2014
​Most regulatory authorities require that developers of genetically engineered insect-resistant (GEI R) crops evaluate the potential for these crops to have adverse impacts on valued non-target organisms (NTOs), i.e., organisms not intended to be controlled by the trait.
Transportability of Confined Field Trial Data for Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Plants: A Conceptual Framework
Journal Article 2014
It is commonly held that confined field trials (CFTs) used to evaluate the potential adverse environmental impacts of a genetically engineered (GE) plant should be conducted in each country where cultivation is intended, even when relevant and potentially sufficient data are already available from studies conducted elsewhere.