Policy and Process Overview
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' commitment to evidence-based practice was realized when the Evidence Analysis Library© (EAL©) was launched in 2004. The Academy recognizes that evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines generated from systematic reviews are imperative for the registered dietitian nutritionist to provide safe and effective care.
Commitment to Evidence-Based Practice
When creating the EAL, the Academy envisioned that the EAL would:
- Have a rigorous and highly respected process of evaluating synthesizing and disseminating research findings on important food and nutrition topics.
- Be a premier definitive source of synthesized research of interest to dietetic - and other healthcare - professions.
- Be a highly valued resource by Academy members.
The EAL achieved its goals - and continues to grow. As of 2016, the EAL has published over 40 systematic reviews; 18 evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines; has over 22 million page views; and has been accessed in 215 countries!
Commitment to IntegrityScientific integrity, transparency and objectivity are integral components of high-quality research conducted by the Academy's EAL project teams. Learn more about the Academy's commitment to transparency from A Unifying Vision for Scientific Decision Making: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Scientific Integrity Principles, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2015 Sept;115(9):1486-90.
The Evidence Analysis Library is fully committed to the principals of integrity and transparency. Questions or comments on the Academy’s methodology, policies and practice should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.