NAHDAP awards subcontracts for drug/alcohol abuse data

Researchers in alcohol and drug addiction and HIV/AIDS will soon have easy access to data from several important studies thanks to five subcontracts recently awarded by the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) through a contract with National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
The participating studies will receive funds to process and prepare their data for public distribution through the NAHDAP Web site.
The subcontractors are:
  • the Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research (CEDAR) at the University of Pittsburgh
  • the Oregon Youth Substance Use (OYSUP) project at the Oregon Research Institute
  • the Older Drug User Study at Kennesaw State University in Georgia
  • the Enhanced Linkage of Drug Abusers to Primary Medical Care project at Boston Medical Center
  • the Archiving Two Chicago NIDA-Funded Epidemiological Surveys project at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
All of the studies were funded by NIDA and will become part of the NAHDAP archive when completed.
NAHDAP's innovative subcontracting system advances the goal of promoting the wide dissemination of research data on drug and alcohol abuse by providing financial incentives as well as training in data processing to the participating studies. Typically, data would be processed by NAHDAP staff -- under these subcontracts, staff from the participating research centers will be trained in data processing so that data from subsequent research projects can be more easily deposited with ICPSR and disseminated to the public.
At the end of the one-year subcontracts, data from each project will be posted and made available on the NAHDAP Web site.
NAHDAP's mission is to acquire, preserve and disseminate data relevant to drug addiction and HIV research. It is funded by NIDA.

2011-06-22

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