Management and policy
Details about the Agency's research policies, including how we manage research, European research funding, the Chief Scientist and our research committees can be accessed from this page.
The Agency commissions research and survey work on a contract basis to develop and support its policies. The projects are managed by Agency staff and the results, including the underpinning data, are published on Foodbase, an online store for all the scientific research that the Agency funds. Foodbase can be accessed via the link below.
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The Food Standards Agency has agreed a framework setting out the principles and approach it will follow in deciding when and how to use data and funding from industry and non-governmental organisation partners.
The Agency’s survey guidelines provide guidance on the procedures required for planning and conducting analytical surveys and reporting their results. They are designed to ensure surveys are as consistent, fair and representative as possible, and comply with the principles of openness and transparency.
The European Community funds research in Europe through its Framework Programmes, including work in areas of interest to the Agency.