We are committed to learning how almonds can help address public health concerns and promote healthy lifestyles. We take great pride in the integrity of the research we fund. Once a scientifically robust study design is accepted for funding, ABC plays no role data collection, analysis, interpretation of the data or the writing and submission of research manuscripts for publication. We request that researchers disclose ABC as the funding source in their published papers and conference presentations.
Scientific planning sessions are held every three to five years to determine research direction and guide decisions on priority topics that should receive funding.
A majority of the research projects we fund are sourced via a systematic request for proposals (RFP) process. When a specific research topic represents an area in which expertise, resources or the necessary study population is limited, specific research groups may be approached based on their expertise and research experience. In either case, all projects are reviewed by a body composed of researchers and industry members with scientific and technical expertise. Projects are selected based on scientific merit.
Researchers are required to submit results from all completed studies for publication.