The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) created an Advisory Committee on Ensuring Trust in Nutrition Science to develop best practices regarding how to work collaboratively with various stakeholders across sectors and disciplines while maintaining transparency and scientific rigor to uphold the trust of all stakeholders.
These best practices will apply to various stakeholders across industry, government, academia and other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations within the field of nutrition and beyond. The best practices will help to ensure transparency, objectivity, and comprehensiveness and guide the Society’s activities, as well as help ASN members and other nutrition scientists and researchers achieve the best nutrition science that maintains scientific rigor and transparency while ultimately benefiting public and individual health.
Specific desired outcomes are as follows:
- Establish recognized best practices that allow collaboration across industry, government, academia, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations that can be applied to the field of nutrition leading to the best science possible, attained with the highest level of rigor and transparency.
- Make the best practices publicly available for all interested parties to reference and use through a high-profile publication.
- Adoption of best practices by ASN and other organizations within the field of nutrition.
Background on the Advisory Committee:
On February 9, 2016 ASN announced the creation of an Advisory Committee that will focus on ensuring the public trust in academic and professional scientific societies through best practices in scientific rigor and transparency.
The Advisory Committee is charged with identifying best practices to allow effective collaborations while ensuring that ASN’s activities are transparent, advance research, and maintain scientific rigor; engendering trust among all nutrition science stakeholders. The Committee will be chaired by Dr. Cutberto Garza of Boston College.
Read the press release announcing the Advisory Committee.
Proposed Advisory Committee timeline
Advisory Committee Members