The draft national drug strategy encourages a scientific approach to the drugs problem through monitoring, evaluation and research. However, the national strategy and the action plan on drugs were never formally endorsed and the research priorities were not realised. Several government sources provide funding for research, mainly to university departments and to a major treatment centre that is active in the research field. National funding for research has been scarce in Greece in recent years, but the results of two major research projects on drug use prevalence were published in 2015. Most of the research that has been conducted to date is epidemiological, but other types of research, including clinical research on treatment, is also carried out. Each year, the national focal point to the EMCDDA collects information about national and international drug- and alcohol-related scientific papers by Greek authors and publishes the Greek bibliography on drugs and alcohol. A paper on the response to the 2012-13 HIV/AIDS epidemic in Greece was published in 2015, within the framework of the Aristotle project, and was one of the winners of the 2016 EMCDDA scientific awards.