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The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction


International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) supports the rapid improvement in competencies and skills among current and future generations of addiction professionals, to meet the increasing demand for prevention, treatment and public health services. Toward this end, the ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high quality education and training in the field of addiction prevention, treatment and public health interventions. It also pursues related applied addictions research, outreach and advocacy.

Virtual Conference on Drug Demand Reduction in Africa

The Drug Demand Reduction in Africa virtual conference takes place 16 Sept - 10 Nov 2020. Plenary 3, "A Focus on Treatment and Recovery", is on 6 October 2020 and is chaired by Kim Johnson of ICUDDR. Register here for Plenary 3.

Course Solicitation

The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) and the International Society for Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) have teamed up to support a university in the development of an academic course on writing for peer review journals. This solicitation is intended to provide support to one university from a low or middle income country with an education program in drug demand reduction to develop an academic course designed to improve student’s ability to publish research findings. The project is made possible with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

ICUDDR invites members to apply to design and develop an elective academic course on preparing, writing, reviewing, and managing scientific manuscripts/papers (for specialized, peer- reviewed, international journals) based on the ISAJE materials and publication Publishing Addiction Science (3rd edition). Applications will be due December 4, 2020. Please submit PDF or Word document to Jessica Keene -

Download full solicitation details here.

Request for Information (RFI)

Information and Data Resources Needed by the Health Services Research Community for Research and Practice

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest biomedical library, established to “assist with the advancement of medical and related sciences and to aid in the dissemination and exchange of scientific and other information important to the progress of medicine and the public health.”

Information Requested

NLM seeks input from all participants and disciplines of the health services research community, regardless of previous engagement with our products. NLM invites your comments in the following areas:

  1. Products that NLM currently offers in the areas of health services delivery or health services research.
  2. Information types necessary for your organization to successfully support health services research or public health.
  3. Tools, resources, or health services literature that are the most critical for NLM to collect or support.
  4. Any other comments that would enable NLM to support future work related to the delivery of health services, or health services research.
How to Submit a Response

To respond to this RFI, please go to the submission survey. To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted by November 6, 2020. Responses are voluntary and may be submitted anonymously.

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