Courses in Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Science have
been offered for over 30 years by IRIS: International Resources for Insights and Solutions, LLC (IRIS).

These courses and workshops in Sensory Evaluation are taught as public and in-house short courses.


Through training programs, workshops and short courses, seminars, and publications, IRIS has been an influential key contributor in the continuing education of both domestic and international professionals in sensory evaluation and consumer science.  

IRIS offers on-site staff training programs, as well as several focused public courses. 

      • →  IRIS’ Public workshops/short coursesin diverse sensory science and consumer research/testing topics are offered once a year. Participants have the opportunity to interactively learn relevant concepts from the instructors and other participants. Lectures, demonstrations and open discussions foster a rich environment for learning, participating and sharing experiences.
      • →  IRIS’ on-site staff training programsare tailored to the needs of the professional group/client or individual.  They can cover any topic in the field of sensory evaluation, consumer research and data analysis and interpreatation for sensory and non-sensory professionals.  These workshops are designed with the desired breath and focus to meet the client’s specific needs.
        Additionally, IRIS’ public workshops in sensory evaluation, consumer research and data analysis and interpretation can also be offered in-house and modified to meet the client’s specifications and staff training needs.   Modifications include focus/selection of material on one topic, selection of a variety of topics, discussion and demonstrations focused on company’s products, manufacturing conditions etc., tailoring and teaching same topic to diverse audiences, etc.


Courses offered publically include:

      • Nonfoods
        Challenges in Sensory and Consumer testing of Non-food products
      • Advanced Descriptive Analysis
      • Product variability and Qc/Sensory Programs
      • Establishing a descriptive analysis capability

In addition, IRIS can custom-design and offer in-house courses.  Advantages include being able to choose the desired topics and their breath and depth, choose the best timing and location for your organization, include many staff members, etc.The selection of topics is geared to meet the organization’s needs and might include topics such as:

  • Project Design and Management
  • Panel Leadership and discussion of diverse sensory/descriptive panel topics
  • Sensory properties and Lexicons
  • Consumer research topics
  • Evaluation techniques and protocols for non-food products
  • Moderating and Interviewing skills Development
  • Sensory Evaluation in Quality Control (QC/Sensory) topics
  • Others


Contact us to request more details on these public courses or
how we can design the optimal short course/workshop your staff needs

call (908) 789 0961