December 31, 2015

NIDA Seeks Techies to Develop a New Research App

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently announced a Research App challenge.

NIDA is looking for an app for future scientific addiction research purpose, not for self-help, education, or self-wellness monitoring, and should be designed so that it could be used in future clinical research studies with real human subjects. They also desire an app that will help advance scientific research in areas of nicotine, opioids, cannabinoids (including marijuana), methamphetamines, and prescription drug use.

NIDA is also interested in further understanding abstinence and wellness as it relates to drug addiction and they would like the app to engage a large number of participants.

The links and information below provide guidance on what NIDA is searching for and how to apply for funding:

General NIDA Challenge Info:

General Info on Addiction Research App challenge:

Federal Register announcement that has all the official details:

Apple Research Kit info:

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