Principles for Private Funding of Food Science and Nutrition Research
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 Private Funding of Food Science and Nutrition Research. These guidelines were specifically designed to protect the integrity and credibility of the scientific record.
By incorporating these eight principles into each and every one of our research contracts, ILSI North America commits to upholding the highest standards of scientific integrity.
Require academic researchers who also act as contract researchers to clearly state their affiliations and publish under the auspices of the organization they are working for when undertaking studies.
These principles were published simultaneously published in six peer-reviewed scientific journals: Nutrition Reviews, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Journal of Food Science, Nutrition Today, and The Journal of Nutrition.