The Ministry of Human Capacities coordinates drug- related research through an open tendering mechanism. Research priorities are included in the National Anti-drug Strategy 2013-20 and focus mainly on data collection through the national focal point for the EMCDDA and on the assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment and care. The development of methodology to assess the impact of the treatment and care system on mental health is also mentioned. Furthermore, the policy programme relating to the anti-drug strategy encourages international and regional research collaboration, in addition to nationally initiated research.
The national focal point conducts and initiates small research projects, collects all research reports available in Hungary and disseminates their results through its website and newsletter. Research results are usually available from public institutions and from funding institutions’ and researchers’ websites. Recent drug-related studies have focused primarily on population-based and clinical epidemiology studies, but studies of basic biological, demand reduction, supply and crime and policy research have also been carried out.
The national focal point to the EMCDDA conducts and initiates small research projects, collects all research reports available in Hungary and disseminates their results through its website and newsletter