╚► Relevant Links in Sensory and Consumer Science

The Society of Sensory Professionals: A non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the science and education of sensory evaluation, including consumer research, and the role/work of sensory professionals, for the purpose of sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas, mentoring and educating its members.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): An open forum for the development of high-quality, market-relevant international standards used around the globe globally. The standards developed by Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation are published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards and play a preeminent role in all aspects important to the sensory field.

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT): An international not-for-profit scientific society for food science. IFT offers a multitude of publications, online resources, education programs and net working opportunities.

The Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT): It sponsors an annual symposium at the IFT Annual Meeting. The SED also publishes a newsletter, Sensory Forum, providing a vital communication link among the members

The Sensometric Society: Focused to improve the communication and cooperation among professionals interested in the scientific principles, methods and applications of sensometrics, and to disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of sensometrics

The European Sensory Network: It brings together member organizations in European countries, and a few non-European countries. Fosters discussion and collaboration among research institutions involved in sensory and consumer sciences

ESOMAR: The World Association of Opinion and Marketing Research Professionals

The Cosmetic Site: The Online source for the cosmetic industry

Marketing Research Association (MRA): An association in the marketing and opinion research profession, offering opportunities to network with research professionals from all segments of the industry and learn the latest tools and techniques

American Marketing Association (AMA): An essential resource providing relevant marketing information that experienced marketers turn to everyday

Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA): A not-for profit organization that promotes excellence in all aspects of qualitative research