On July 15, 2020, AOAC INTERNATIONAL entered into a cooperative agreement with International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America, the largest of 15 global ILSI entities. ILSI North America brings together scientists from the U.S. and Canadian governments, academia, and industry to work cooperatively and with shared responsibility to advance food safety and nutrition science for the benefit of public health.
The two organizations will cooperate on charitable, scientific, and educational matters of mutual concern including joint efforts to support collaborative research and training. The cooperation will include participation in each other’s work, mutual recognition of standards, and facilitation and promotion of new projects including AOAC Calls for Methods and Calls for Experts. The agreement extends to communications outreach with the food standards community.
This cooperative effort will continue for five years, during which time the two organizations will work together on projects that have been determined on a case-by-case basis to be most likely to benefit from a joint effort.