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The scientific process requires open, transparent examination and honest interpretation of data, regardless of a researcher’s affiliation or source of funding. To address the potential influence of funding source on scientific research, ILSI North America developed 8 Guiding Principles for Funding Food Science and Nutrition Research. These guidelines were specifically designed to protect the integrity and credibility of the scientific record.

These principles were published simultaneously published in six peer-reviewed scientific journals: Nutrition ReviewsAmerican Journal of Clinical NutritionJournal of the American Dietetic AssociationJournal of Food ScienceNutrition Today, and The Journal of Nutrition. Each of ILSI’s 17 independently-operating entities must comply with these Guiding Principles, as outlined in ILSI’s Mandatory Policies.

View the Principles.

Read the manuscript: Funding Food Science and Nutrition Research: Financial Conflicts and Scientific Integrity.

Learn more about the ILSI North America Assembly on Scientific Integrity.