parkrun supports high quality research that is relevant to parkrun and parkrunners. An approval means that parkrun is happy to support the implementation of the study as specified in the lay summary submitted by the researcher.
Approval of a project that examines the impact of a particular product (such as food and drink or specific clothing) should not in any way be interpreted as parkrun supporting or promoting that product.
While parkrun supports and encourages research, we do not make judgments about the findings of such research. The parkrun Research Board asks that all supported research projects will be published/promoted in an appropriate public forum (e.g. peer reviewed academic paper, presentation at a conference), regardless of what may or may not be discovered, and it is for academics and others to debate its merits.