NIDA Issues Challenge to Create Mobile iOS App for Addiction Research
From National Institute on Drug Abuse
November 6, 2015
App will use Apple’s ResearchKit™ Framework
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently issued a Challenge for Addiction Research aimed at physicians and data scientists to develop a novel mobile iOS app for future addiction research. The challenge requires that the app be explicitly created using Apple Inc.’s ResearchKit™, an open-source software kit designed specifically for biomedical and health research.
The goal of the NIDA Challenge is to create a Mobile iOS app to be used by addiction researchers in future studies to improve the scientific understanding of drug use and addiction. The app should:
Allow researchers to engage “citizen scientists” and to recruit a large and varied number of willing study participants;
Present informed-consent materials;
Collect data frequently on a broad range of variables.