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National Institute on Drug Abuse

Agency Info

About NIDA

Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

This involves:

  • Strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved.
  • Ensuring the effective translation, implementation, and dissemination of scientific research findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and enhance public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder.

$100,000 for Start a SUD Startup

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The goal of this Challenge is to enable biomedical scientists to test the hypothesis that their research idea can be fostered into a biotech startup

Closed OnSep 16, 2016

Addiction Research: There’s an App for that

National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA aims to develop novel mobile applications for future addiction research explicitly created on Apple Inc.’s ResearchKit framework

Closed OnApr 29, 2016

Innovations in Measuring and Managing Addiction Treatment Quality

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Addiction is one of our Nation’s most pressing health care problems but it is treatable. Do you have a vision for how to improve addiction treatment services to even better address addiction? We are seeking bold new ideas, based on the latest science of addiction, its treatment, and quality improvement, about how the clinical quality of addiction treatment could best be measured and how that clinical quality could be managed and improved.

Closed OnJun 01, 2015