OUR VALUES & GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The Society operates under eight key values and guiding principles:

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Providing and mobilizing collective leadership and support for advancing the science and practice of implementation by serving functions that individual researchers and practitioners cannot fulfill on their own.

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Ensuring that effective and context-appropriate nutrition-relevant interventions, programs and policies are available, accessible and appropriately implemented, scaled, sustained, mainstreamed and/or terminated.

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Recognizing that context-appropriateness includes scientific, social, cultural, equity, economic, political, legal, ethical and sustainability considerations. Scientific evidence is one consideration among many.

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Recognizing, valuing and respecting the important and distinctive forms of knowledge that various stakeholders and communities can bring to bear and the need for effective and transparent mechanisms for sharing, integrating and co-producing that knowledge in the formulation of research agendas and implementation strategies.

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Fostering mutual understanding and respectful partnerships for the design, conduct and utilization of diverse forms of implementation research.

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Recognizing, valuing and respecting the important and distinctive roles that all stakeholders play in improving nutrition, including the affected communities.

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Learning from and contributing to the broader body of knowledge concerning implementation and implementation science in other disciplines and sectors.

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Building and maintaining a scientific and professional society that upholds the values of integrity, neutrality, inclusivity, transparency, accountability, continuous learning and the need to balance rigor and relevance in implementation-oriented research.