The Transparency Project
Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital
The Transparency Project: A Data Repository for Privately-Funded Research
Welcome from the Curators
On behalf of the Division on
Addiction, we welcome you to the Transparency Project!
We are excited to launch this new and defining
initiative. We intend this website to become an active
and important source of information for researchers and
others who are interested in advancing
addiction-related research and the public
This is the first ever public data
repository for privately-funded datasets, such as
industry-funded data, specifically related to
addictive behavior (e.g., alcohol and other drugs,
intemperate gambling, excessive shopping, etc.). The
Division on Addiction created this repository to
promote transparency for privately-funded science and
better access to scientific information.
The Transparency Project aims to collect and archive high quality addiction-related privately-funded data from around the world. The purpose of this project is to make data available to scientists so that they can advance the available empirical evidence and knowledge base about addiction.
Scientific information often is locked away in scientific journals, which tend to have limited accessibility. The Division on Addiction has a long history of making science publicly available beyond professional journals and other similar publications. For instance, the Division publication, The BASIS provides each week, free summaries of scientific articles related to multiple expressions of addiction. We seek to advance our efforts by taking one step further and providing, via the Transparency Project, easy access to the source of many of those scientific articles. We believe that this effort is both publicly responsible and ethically desirable. Industry-funded scientific studies have often come under scrutiny by researchers, advocates, the media, and the public. The unfortunate history of tampering with science by scientific sponsors created this atmosphere of distrust. We seek to improve this complex situation by increasing accessibility to privately-funded data. It is our hope that this increased access will provide the impetus for the development of public-private research partnerships and simultaneously advance what we know about addictive behavior.
The Transparency Project was featured in World Online Gambling Law Report, Volume 8, Issue 3, March, 2009! Here's an excerpt!
"In a move to make addiction research more open and accessible, the Division on Addictions at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has created a data repository called 'The Transparency Project.' This data repository allows scientists from around the world to engage in a free exchange of data from privately-funded research. Open access to information from research supported by private interests will promote evidence from this resource to take its place alongside that from government sponsored research. Ultimately, to the benefit of health providers as well as to political and legal decision-makers deciding on complex addiction-related issues, the Transparency Project will enhance confidence in scientific findings."
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Announcements and Updates about The Transparency Project
Publications associated with Transparency Project datasets are available on our website, but they are password-protected. Please click here to request the password.
Our newest package
The Population Trends in Internet Sports Gambling codebook and datasets are now available for download.
Packages related to DraftKings
The Patterns of Daily Fantasy Sports Play: Tackling the Issues codebook and datasets are available for download.
The Understanding the Relation Between Social Behaviors and Daily Fantasy Sports Risk Behavior codebook and dataset are available for download.
Packages related to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission
The Observations of the First GameSense-branded Responsible Gambling Centre in a US casino codebook and datasets are available for download.
Packages related Entain, GVC, and bwin Interactive Entertainment AG
To understand how the different datasets available from bwin are related to each other, see the Master Codebook.
The Associations Between National Gambling Policies and Disordered Gambling Prevalence Rates within Europe codebook and datasets are available for download.
The Using Cross-game Behavioral Markers for Early Identification of High-risk Internet Gamblers codebook and datasets are available for download.
The Behavioral Characteristics of Internet Gamblers who Trigger Corporate Responsible Gambling Interventions codebook and datasets are available for download.
The Actual Internet Sports Gambling Activity: February 2005 through September 2005 codebook and datasets are available for download.
The How Do Gamblers Start Gambling: Identifying Behavioural Markers for High-risk Internet Gambling codebook and datasets are available for download.
The Sitting at the Virtual Poker Table: February 2005 through February 2007 codebook and datasets are available for download.
The Virtual Casino Gambling: February 2005 through February 2007 codebook and datasets are available for download.
Packages related to MGM Resorts International
The Gamblers’ Perceptions of Stakeholder Responsibility for Minimizing Gambling Harm codebook and datasets are available for download.
The A Scoping Review of "Responsible Drinking" Interventions codebook and dataset are available for download.
The Responsible Gambling: A Synthesis of the Empirical Evidence codebook and dataset are available for download.
The Meta-analytic Prevalence Estimates of Disordered Gambling Behavior in the United States and Canada codebook and datasets are available for download.
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