IAFNS’s Core Values:
Scientific integrity is a core value of IAFNS — centered around transparency.
We bring scientific experts and leaders together to catalyze science for confident decision making by all sectors. IAFNS believes researchers from the public and private sectors can and should work together on science and public health issues. Public-private collaboration - where all interests and conflicts are declared and all funding is acknowledged - can advance public health for public benefit.
Integrity in Science - It's Who We Are
Scientific integrity is essential to advancing credible science for the purpose of improving society. IAFNS is a recognized leader in addressing issues of scientific integrity, research public-private partnerships, and conflict of interest through our work with federal agencies and scientific professional societies. We are proud of our extensive programs on scientific integrity, and we integrate scientific integrity into every step of our research programs.
Assembly on Scientific Integrity
The Assembly on Scientific Integrity includes the IAFNS Board of Trustees, IAFNS Scientific Leadership Council, and all IAFNS members from government, industry, and academia. With representation from all three sectors of our membership, the Assembly is active in ensuring IAFNS achieves and promotes the highest standards of scientific integrity.
Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines
The Center for Open Science's Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines provide actionable steps for institutions to practice and promote transparent, reproducible, and rigorous research. IAFNS is a TOP Guidelines signatory. As a signatory, IAFNS supports the principles expressed in the guidelines and supports the implementation of these principles by our funded researchers. All new projects moving forward will work to adhere to the TOP Guidelines.
Our commitment to transparency is confirmed by our establishment a Collection page on the Open Science Framework. The IAFNS Collection aggregates all IAFNS-supported research projects that are registered on the Open Science Framework in one place. It provides greater visibility of the breadth and rigor of research that has been undertaken by the investigators we support, and allows the scientific community to more easily discover our work.
IAFNS's Leadership in Scientific Integrity:
An overview of the presentation at the 2014 National Nutrient Databank Conference on A Partnership for Public Health: USDA Branded Food Products Database.
In this session, invited speakers will expand upon dialogue from IAFNS’s original “Science is Self-Correcting – But the Record is Not” webinar by exploring how we can achieve an enterprise-wide approach to self-correction that is built into the design of science.
The USDA Global Branded Food Products Database strengthens public health and the sharing of open data by providing public access to nutrient composition and ingredient information on branded foods. To date, nutrient and ingredient information for over 355,000 branded and private label products have been submitted to the Database.
In this webinar, invited experts will discuss some of the challenges that exist when attempts are made to correct the scientific record and highlight opportunities for the scientific community and journals to improve the corrections process.
The 6th World Conference on Research Integrity will explore the application of new research findings to develop new and better solutions to address New Challenges for Research Integrity.
In this session, speakers will summarize the principles and best practices for scientific integrity, give context to their development and the recommended actions and next steps that will help implement them, and provide intriguing case studies that are relevant to attendees.