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Drugs Research Network Scotland (DRNS)

Drugs Research Network Scotland (DRNS)

6th November 2017

The impact of drug misuse on Scotland’s people and society will be the focus of a University of Stirling-hosted research network of Scottish Universities and NHS Scotland Boards.

The Drugs Research Network Scotland (DRNS) will be funded for 3 years by a £240,000 investment from the Scottish Government, administered by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

The DRNS will provide the critical mass of multidisciplinary expertise to deliver world-class research projects aimed at influencing public policy, improving practice and reducing the harms associated with problem drug use.

The Network will look beyond individual disciplines and bring together the knowledge, skills and capabilities of different areas of research to accelerate efforts to reduce the harms associated with problem drug use.

As well as facilitating collaboration within Scottish universities, NRS supported networks, research funders and NHS Scotland, DRNS will also develop links with leading researchers elsewhere in the UK and in other countries.

To find out more about the network, join our mailing list, or discuss future joint working opportunities, please email


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