Research Resources

NADA and MHCC have produced the following three research primers to assist NGOs in undertaking research:

Thinking Research

Refining the Research Question

Leading Your Research Project

 

Library and information services

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information.

Register of Australian Drug and Alcohol Research (RADAR)
RADAR is a project of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) which aims to promote awareness of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs research in Australia. The register contains up-to-date records of current and recently completed research projects with details of published research. There is also information about researchers, their organisations and research funding bodies.

National Drugs Sector Information Service

Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world's best medical research studies, and are recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.

Drug and Alcohol Health Services Library

The Drug and Alcohol Health Services Library is a state wide library and information service open to professionals in NSW working with drug and alcohol issues. Library membership is open to professionals in NSW working with drug and alcohol issues

Research Centres

Illawarra Institute for Mental Health
The Illawarra Institute for Mental Health (IIMH) is a research unit within the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Wollongong. It provides a centre for researchers and teachers with an interest in mental health and drug and alcohol related research.

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) undertakes research and related activities that increase the effectiveness of Australian and International treatment and other intervention responses to alcohol and other drug related harm. NDARC produces a wide range of publications based on the research conducted at the Centre.

National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)
The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) is an internationally recognised research centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field. The promotion of Workforce Development (WFD) principles, research and evaluation of effective practices is NCETA's core business.

National Drug Research Institute (NDRI)
The National Drug Research Institute conducts and disseminates high quality research that contributes to the primary prevention of harmful drug use and the reduction of drug related harm.

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.

Australian Centre for Addiction Research (ACAR)

The Australian Centre for Addiction Research (ACAR) is an interdisciplinary network of scientists, clinicians, academic professionals and officials engaged in promoting applied research aimed at prevention and clinical management of addictive behaviours.

Click here for a list of mental health research centres

 

Research Tools

AOD Research Skills

Writing for Publication: The basics
Manual on writing for publication produced by Kate Dolan (NDARC)

Peer review: A guide for researchers
This new guide provides researchers with an understanding of how peer review works and highlights some of the issues surround the current debates about the peer review process.

Register of Australian Drug and Alcohol Research

Developing a research proposal
A presentation by the Social Policy Research Network, University of Sydney

Research partnerships between the community welfare sector and universities
Margot Rawsthorne from the Social Policy Research Network, University of Sydney