ISAJE RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE CLOSING OF LIBRARIES AND DATABASES

"The General Meeting of the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors notes that addiction studies is a specialized field not well served by general medical, public health or social science libraries and databases. The addiction research field cannot rely solely on web-based materials, but requires books, reports and other 'grey literature', and historical materials catalogued and available in libraries.

With concern, we note recent trends for reducing budgets or closing the addiction libraries and databases.

We call on governments and other funding bodies to ensure the preservation of, and adequate funds to build the collections of addiction libraries and databases serving the needs of research, practice and policy in our field."

ISAJE Dresden, 29 September 2007


ISAJE CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON CLINICAL TRIALS PROTOCOL REGISTRATION

"The International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) supports clinical trials registration and encourages its member journals which publish the results of clinical trials to adopt a registration policy for submissions. ISAJE accepts the ICJME definition of a clinical trial 'as any research project that prospectively assigns human subjects to intervention or concurrent comparison or control groups to study the cause-and-effect relationship between a medical intervention and a health outcome. Medical interventions include drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioral treatments, process-of-care changes, and the like.' "

ISAJE Helsinki, 2 September 2006


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