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ILSI North America’s growing OSF Collection aggregates supported research

August 4th, 2020,

The collection improves visibility of the scope and rigor of nutrition science and food safety studies conducted by ILSI North America-funded investigators.


In its ongoing commitment to uphold transparent practices and maintain the accessibility of research outputs, ILSI North America has partnered with the Center for Open Science to launch the ILSI North America Collection. The collection, powered by OSF Collections, aggregates ILSI North America research on OSF in one place to improve visibility of the scope and rigor of nutrition science and food safety studies conducted by ILSI North America-supported researchers.

OSF Collections is a service for funders, journals, societies and research communities seeking to archive completed studies or gather ongoing research on OSF. Any group may utilize OSF Collections to create bodies of scholarship based on the outcomes of funded research, a chosen discipline, research theme, taxonomy or other topic.

For over 10 years, ILSI North America has been a leader in addressing issues of conflict of interest and scientific integrity.  The organization has established open science as part of its standard operating procedure.1 In July 2018, it demonstrated its commitment to scientific integrity and open science by becoming a signatory of the Center for Open Science's Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines. 

"The new ILSI North America collection on OSF Collections is a practical example of a funder adopting the TOP guidelines in their policies and implementing through use of OSF infrastructure to make their funded research transparent, open, and more rigorous," said Nici Pfeiffer, Director of Product for the Center for Open Science.

“ILSI North America is at the forefront of embracing open science within the fields of food safety and nutrition science. The OSF Collection will enable us to make the rigor and transparency of our research more visible within the scientific community,” said Wendelyn Jones, PhD, ILSI North America Executive Director.

COS is grateful to partner with ILSI North America to improve discoverability and access to transparent research for the food safety and nutrition sciences community.

“At the end of the day, we want funders to recognize and reward research that is transparently reported with as little bias as possible,” said David Mellor, Director of Policy Initiatives at the Center for Open Science. “This OSF Collection will make that easier.”

Visit cos.io/collections to learn how groups like ILSI North America can foster greater collaboration and open sharing, while promoting reuse of research content.

1. Kretser A, Murphy D, Bertuzzi S, Abraham T, Allison DB, Boor KJ et al. Scientific Integrity Principles and Best Practices: Recommendations from a Scientific Integrity Consortium. Sci Eng Ethics 2019:25;327-355. doi: 10.1007/s11948-019-00094-3


About ILSI North America
ILSI North America is a public, nonprofit science foundation that provides a forum to advance understanding of scientific issues related to the nutritional quality and safety of the food supply by sponsoring research programs, educational seminars and workshops, and publications. ILSI North America receives support primarily from its industry membership.

About Center for Open Science
The Center for Open Science (COS) is a non-profit technology and culture change organization founded in 2013 with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS pursues this mission by building communities around open science practices, supporting metascience research, and developing and maintaining free, open source software tools. The OSF is a web application that provides a solution for the challenges facing researchers who want to pursue open science practices, including: a streamlined ability to manage their work; collaborate with others; discover and be discovered; preregister their studies; and make their code, materials, and data openly accessible. Learn more at cos.io and osf.io.

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