The Cypriot national focal point for the EMCDDA promotes and stimulates further research in the drugs field. Research topics considered a priority are related to the implementation and monitoring of the five key epidemiological indicators. The top research priorities include the estimation of drug use in the general and school populations and of high-risk drug use. Recent drug-related studies focus on, among other topics, the prevalence of infectious diseases among intravenous drug users; drug use, alcohol and other behaviours during army service and in military camps; wastewater analysis; and social costs of illicit drugs.
The government (through the Cyprus National Addictions Authority) and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation are the main research-funding organisations.