SOURCE: International Center for Alcohol Policies

International Center for Alcohol Policies

February 26, 2014 09:23 ET

ICAP Announces Launch of New Alcohol-Related Research Database

www.drinksresearch.org Indexes Over a Decade of Peer-Reviewed Research on Beverage Alcohol

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2014) - The International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP; www.icap.org) has announced the launch of the International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) - Research, available online at www.drinksresearch.org. This database aims to be a comprehensive, global collection of alcohol-related research in peer-reviewed journals; it currently contains over 50,000 citations dating back to 2003.

Key features of www.drinksresearch.org include:

  • Comprehensive indexing of research on the biomedical, socio-behavioral, and psychological aspects of beverage alcohol consumption;
  • Articles, editorials, letters, and reviews from more than 3,550 peer-reviewed journals;
  • Confidentiality for users;
  • No cost to search, register, or access content;
  • Ability to save searches and bookmark specific articles;
  • Full citations and abstracts included where available, with links to free full articles or links to purchase full text;
  • Research in 30 languages and from more than 150 countries.

"ICAP is excited to launch this tremendous resource, which is the only existing comprehensive, current, and freely-available repository of international alcohol-related research," said Marcus Grant, ICAP President. "Our hope is that it will contribute to a more substantive debate by improving the depth and breadth of our understanding of alcohol."

"Research is a critical component of informed decision making about alcohol-related issues," said Marjana Martinic, ICAP Deputy President. "But the impact of the evidence base is limited if it cannot be freely accessed. IAID-Research helps to fill this gap, making the body of research evidence available to scientists, policymakers, prevention specialists, and the general public."

This database initiative supports ICAP's core mission of promoting understanding of the role of alcohol in society and helping to reduce harmful drinking worldwide through the broad dissemination of the evidence base.

For more information or to register today, please visit www.drinksresearch.org.

The International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP; www.icap.org) is a not-for-profit organization supported by major international producers of beverage alcohol. Established in 1995, ICAP's mission is to promote understanding of the role of alcohol in society and to help reduce harmful drinking worldwide. ICAP's efforts to foster dialogue and partnerships in the alcohol policy field are shaped by its commitment to pragmatic and feasible solutions to reducing harm that can be tailored to local and cultural considerations and needs. ICAP has been recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) as a non-governmental organization in Special Consultative Status.

To learn more about ICAP, please visit www.icap.org

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