IARD Principles

Dublin Principles

Our organization is a Signatory to The Dublin Principles, which represent a foundational step toward defining the ethical issues surrounding collaboration among researchers, public health, the beverage alcohol industry, and others. Adopted by consensus by an international group of experts in 1997, these principles provide a framework for cooperation, while at the same time safeguarding transparency.

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General Principles for Research

IARD’s research program is governed by a set of General Principles for Research. Intellectual integrity and freedom of inquiry guide the work of all researchers collaborating with IARD, who are free to publish and otherwise disseminate the results of their work. They are encouraged to disclose any IARD funding received.

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Sponsor Principles

The Statement of Principles by the IARD sponsor companies clearly delineates the relationships between industry members and IARD’s research activities. Adopted by all IARD Member Companies, these principles are intended to help maintain the independence of the research program from industry influence, perceived or otherwise.

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Cooperation Guidelines

The cooperative efforts that characterize much of IARD’s work are governed by guidelines that are designed to ensure the independence of all partners and to safeguard transparency.

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