How ASTM E18 and SSP Collaborate to Create Best Practices

ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation and the Society of Sensory Professionals (SSP), two leading organizations for Sensory professionals, work in partnership to advance the field of Sensory Science and our professional community. While SSP offers premiere educational opportunities and a clear pathway to professional development, ASTM Committee E18 develops tools to establish best practices for sensory research across a diverse range of industries and product categories.

Committee E18 best practice tools, called standards, are accepted and used in the product development process of companies around the globe. Dedicated committee members develop standards using a consensus approach which requires balloting final standard documents for approval.

Building upon learning and insights from SSP conference sessions and research presentations, committee members glean the most pertinent areas for establishing sensory best practices to fill the E18 standards development pipeline.

This continuous process of learning, sharing and discussing, allows for the standardization of the most relevant methods and applications for our field of work.

*Note: The image in this post is from the ASTM & SSP Joint Workshop at the 2016 SSP Technical and Professional Conference.


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