Our fundamental and overarching scientific objective is the generation of empirical knowledge.
WSRO will achieve this by:
WSRO is committed to improving the understanding of the role that sugar (sucrose) plays in human nutrition and health. WSRO supports peer-reviewed transparent research to this end. We fund systematic reviews, and research studies. These are undertaken by scientists in established academic institutions across the globe.
It is a contractual requirement that any researchers receiving support from WSRO clearly declare this upon publications.
WSRO commits to carrying out its work in line with the Consensus Public Private Principles for Research on Food and Nutrition (Alexander et al. 2015).
WSRO is committed to the principles of scientific peer review even for internal scientific documents (briefings, factsheets etc.) WSRO will follow the below procedures to ensure that scientific documents disseminated by the organisation meet the same scientific quality standards as those published in scientific journals.
Each scientific document will be reviewed by two or more scientific experts (one internal and one external) in the subject area. Reviewers cannot have prior direct involvement in the authorship of the document undergoing review. A reviewer will be acknowledged for their contribution in the document.