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£240,000 funding for new drugs research network

SFC is involved in innovative new research collaboration

23 Aug 2017

Research into the impact of the misuse of drugs on people and society in Scotland is set to benefit from a ground-breaking collaboration between 11 universities and experts from at least six regional NHS Boards.

Funded by a £240,000 investment from the Scottish Government which will be administered by the Scottish Funding Council, The Drug Research Network Scotland (DRNS) will look beyond individual disciplines to accelerate efforts to reduce the harms associated with problem drug use.

John Kemp, Interim Chief Executive of the Scottish Funding Council, said: “The Drug Research Network Scotland has the potential to accelerate research that will help people struggling with problem drug use. I hope it will also help to unleash their potential to benefit from education and to contribute to society.”

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