The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (“the Foundation”) is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization created by Congress to further the mission of the FDA by advancing regulatory science and research with the goal of improving public health. The Foundation provides a unique opportunity to bring together all stakeholders (FDA, Patient Groups, Consumers, Academia, Industry, and others) to create public private partnerships to meet the needs of the FDA as well as the needs of the stakeholder constituencies.
Given these stakeholder groups’ shared interests, it is natural that they should work together, and the Foundation is playing a key role in facilitating and promoting cooperation between them. However, the Foundation also recognizes that its participation in these public-private partnerships raises the potential for actual or potential conflicts of interest with the goals of individual stakeholders. For this reason, the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA is committed to conducting its operations in a transparent, trustworthy and scientifically-supported manner.
We share below our governance structure, financial information, our transparency policies and procedures, and other information relating to the Foundation’s efforts to address actual or potential conflicts of interest. We continue to try to develop more and better ways to solicit and get input from all stakeholder groups, and to routinely share more information about what we are doing and how we are making decisions. We welcome suggestions on ways to better accomplish this.