The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition’s (FSHN) Guiding Principles for Research Partnerships
- A successful partnership with industry should support the mission of each partner.
- For FSHN, any project that places limitations on the education of students, creation of knowledge, and the dissemination of knowledge fundamentally opposes its mission.
- 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.
- 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:
- The project design includes an unbiased approach to data collection and analysis.
- All data that result from a project will be publicly presented and published in a peer-reviewed journal.
- Intellectual property from the project is retained by the University.
- Potential and actual conflict of interest is discussed and a management plan, if necessary, developed prior to the start of the project.