Research Standards of Knowledge

This document was developed at the request of the Training Committee for the Society for Prevention Research.

A Task Group was formed six years ago to develop a definition of prevention science and conceptualize and prepare a document that lays out the specific training needs for future prevention researchers.

Many challenges that faced the Task Group members including defining the field of prevention science to reflect its multi‐disciplinary foundations and evolution over the past three decades.

This document represents the thinking and discussions of the Task Group members who were guided in deciding what to include by the question: “In what ways is prevention science different from its roots based in fields of expertise such as epidemiology, psychology, sociology, neuroscience and statistics”?

View the document here.