IAFNS’s Core Values:

Scientific integrity and transparency are core values of IAFNS.
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 are declared and all funding is acknowledged - can advance science for public benefit.

IAFNS has earned the 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency! View our Candid nonprofit profile.

Scientific Integrity

Our multi-sector structure is designed to prevent any single interest from dominating. We commit to publishing our results regardless of outcome.

Transparency

We are committed to full disclosure of our funding of research and sharing research methods and data of projects we support with the scientific community.

Collaboration

We believe that engaging industry, government, and academic scientists makes research stronger and minimizes bias.

Public Benefit

Our projects must address issues of broad public health interest and offer benefit to the health of the public.

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.

View the Assembly’s current and recent projects and efforts.

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 evidenced 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:

IAFNS Scientific Integrity Timeline Revised1

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Events

GS1 Connect 2022

San Diego, CA

IAFNS is representing the Partnership on the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database at GS1 Connect 2022. This event brings trading partners together to learn about standards-based business processes and best practices for optimum efficiencies in managing the supply and demand sides of their value chain

Read more about GS1 Connect 2022

Strengthening Research Integrity: Which Areas Should the Research Community Focus On?

Virtual, Event

Join us for a presentation of the study “Strengthening research integrity: which topic areas should organisations focus on?” and panel discussion on how the topic areas prioritized in this study compare to those prioritized and implemented within the food and nutrition research community.

Read more about Strengthening Research Integrity: Which Areas Should the Research Community Focus On?

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)