Best Practices for the Design, Laboratory Analysis, and Reporting of Trials Involving Fatty Acids

Differences in how samples are collected, analyzed, and reported hamper research reproducibility and translation into dietary guidance. The goal of this project is to develop best practices for measuring and reporting circulating fatty acids in blood. The resulting best practices are intended to improve reproducibility in studies in which blood fatty acids are reported, by setting and communicating best practices for measurement and reporting factors that are directly controlled by study investigators.

Institutions: University of Texas at Austin, Université de Sherbrooke, University of Waterloo, University of Manitoba, NIAA National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigators: Expert writing group: J Thomas Brenna, PhD; Mélanie Plourde, PhD; Ken Stark, PhD; Peter Jones, PhD; Yu-Hong Lin, PhD
Amount Awarded: $0 (partial travel reimbursement provided to the working group, including to present published work at professional society meetings)
Year Awarded: 2017

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Learn more about the IAFNS Dietary Lipids Committee.