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Application for membership of the Drugs Research Network (DRNS)

We welcome applications from anyone interested in Scottish research into problem drug use.  This includes academic and peer researchers, Masters and PhD students, service providers, policy makers and anyone with personal experience of problem drug use, including affected family members.

A part of the DRNS membership includes access to an online members portal where you can access members only resoruces, discussion boards and early event access. On completion of the membership form, the DRNS team will be in touch to set you up on the portal. 

Please complete all the sections that apply to you.

The DRNS will handle your information in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  This means: we will store it securely to protect your confidentiality, we will not share your information with anyone else, we will only use it to communicate with you about the DRNS and set you up on the membership portal.  Our GDPR statement is available online here: 

If you have any questions, or would like help completing this form, please contact us at: or tel. 01786 467611

Your contact details

1.1. Title Required

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Your relationship to drugs research and DRNS

We will use this information to help us better understand our members' needs and how we can provide appropriate opportunities to get involved.  We will not disclose your answers to this section.

2.2. Is your main interest in drugs research as a: Required

Your answer should be no more than 2048 characters long.

Your answer should be no more than 2048 characters long.

d.2.d. Which of the following DRNS Research Themes are you interested in?

Membership declaration

I understand that by becoming a member of DRNS I undertake to be part of a network of academics, service providers, practitioners, policymakers, commissioners and people with lived experience who are interested in drugs-related research.

I support the DRNS' aims which are: to develop a Scottish drugs research strategy; to build capacity, to maximise research investment and deliver robust, high-quality research evidence; to support policy and practice relevant to drug use and recovery in Scotland.

I am not affiliated with the tobacco or alcohol industry.

I consent that the DRNS can store the information I have provided in line with the General Data Protection Regulation.

3.3. I agree with the declaration above. Required
4.4. Would you like to be set up on the DRNS membership portal?