The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) http://www.nccor.org/index.html brings together four of the nation’s leading research funders – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – to address the problem of childhood obesity in America. Two of the products of interest are the Catalog of Surveillance Systems and the Registry of Measures which will help in planning proposals.
See eight principles for successful partnerships that avoid conflicts of interest in
"Funding food science and nutrition research: financial conflicts and scientific integrity."
Published by International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America Working Group on Guiding Principles in
Nutrition Reviews® Vol. 67(5):264-272; doi:10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00188.x and available on the ILSI website
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