Our Vision

The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is the one and only outstanding independent international statistical organization. 

We set the global standard for ethical practice in statistics. 

We connect our members and share the most recent developments in statistical techniques and practices. 

We offer high quality scientific content and support the development of statisticians from all over the world.

Independent International Statistical Organization

The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is a non-profit, non-government organization. 

The ISI is unmatched in its global reach among statisticians and those interested in the field of statistics. We are an association which connects to many international and national organizations, including national statistical societies, with a special focus on organizations in or supporting developing regions of the world. A majority of the world’s central bureaus of statistics and many central banks are represented within the ISI network of institutional and corporate members. 

Since 1949 we have had consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). 

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Ethical Practice

The Advisory Board on Ethics advises the Executive Committee and Council on relevant ethical issues and recommends or undertakes activities for promoting observance of ethical principles in statistics. The work of the Board is based on the ISI Declaration on Professional Ethics and guided by ISI’s mission and its relevant objectives.

Connect Our Members

We connect students, organizations, professional statisticians and data scientists by offering customized membership for each group respectively. The unique value of our offer lies in contribution to the growth and development of our discipline around the world – particularly in locations where there are few statisticians. 

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Share the Most Recent Developments & High-Quality Scientific Content

We work towards maintaining the integrity of statistical sciences by providing high-quality scientific content, by sharing research, best practices, and advancements in statistical science and statistical education. We do this by various means which includes scientific programmes of our World Statistical Congresses and Regional Conferences. In line with our commitment towards our mission of statistical science for a better world, ISI and its seven associations also publish several journals, magazines, and newsletters

Support the Development of Statisticians

We support the development of statisticians by developing and delivering various capacity building programmes, by organizing activities to promote the careers of young statisticians and by recognizing statistical achievements and accomplishments through various prestigious awards of ISI and its Associations. We also obtain and administer support for members from low and middle income countries / regions to attend an extensive variety of international conferences. 


What ISI can mean to you

Join us in this venture by becoming a part of the ISI family and experience a wealth of knowledge, gain support, recognition, and a network of leading statisticians from around the world

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