The Aromatic Research Quality Appraisal Taskforce (ARQAT) is a dedicated team of aromatic practitioners, educators, authors, and researchers. This team has formed with the goal of creating, sharing, and publishing information that will promote high-quality aromatic and essential oil research. ARQAT envisions a cohesive and international aromatic research community able to create and present research that can be validated and replicated. With this aim, the Taskforce has developed a critique checklist called TREATS: Transparent Reporting for Essential Oil & Aroma Therapeutic Studies.
ARQAT is seeking experts in the field of aromatherapy, odorant research, and non-pharmacologic aromatic research to test-drive TREATS and provide feedback. Please contact the Taskforce for more information and to get involved with this initiative via email or on the ARQAT website.