Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition’s (FSHN) Guiding Principles for Research Partnerships

  1. A successful partnership with industry should support the mission of each partner.
    1. For FSHN, any project that places limitations on the education of students, creation of knowledge, and the dissemination of knowledge fundamentally opposes its mission.
    2. For industry, any project that places limitations on the creation of value for investors, provision of useful goods and services, and the expansion of the state-of-the-art fundamentally opposes its mission.
  2. Potential projects with industry will be evaluated by the Department Head, Office of Sponsored Programs, and CSU legal counsel to ensure that the following occur:
    1. The project design includes an unbiased approach to data collection and analysis.
    2. All data that result from a project will be publicly presented and published in a peer-reviewed journal.
    3. Intellectual property from the project is retained by the University.
    4. Potential and actual conflict of interest is discussed and a management plan, if necessary, developed prior to the start of the project.