Commitment details

Information about the commitment

Submission number 1396893832335-1644
Submission date 2014-04-08 07:40:22
Owner of the commitment International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
Title of the commitment International Alcohol Information Database (IAID)
Commitment summary The International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) is a publicly accessible comprehensive resource and was created to provide an easily searchable database of published research on alcohol covering multiple disciplines, including biomedical, socio-behavioral, prevention, treatment, policy, and regulatory research fields. Citations are compiled from over 3,550 peer-reviewed journals from around the world, and the included research is available in 30 languages from more than 150 countries.
The continually updated database has over 50,000 citations from peer-reviewed research journals dating back to 2003, which are accessible either through a single-field general search or advanced search options. The advanced search allows users to refine their results through title, author, journal, or publication date, as well as through an extensive list of keywords, the countries covered in the research, or the original publication language. There is no cost to search, register, or access the database's content.
Link to further information relating to the commitment Statistics of the database as of 1 April 2014

Years covered: 2003-
Updated: Weekly

Total no of articles: 52,756
By main article type:
42,836 Research Papers
5,245 Reviews
2,591 Editorials and commentaries
1,269 Letters

Total number of peer-reviewed journals: 3,584
Approximate number of countries: 150
Total number of languages: 30

Approximate number of articles by selected topics:
Young People: 10,500
Drink Driving: 2,000
Advertising, Marketing & Media Issues: 1,000
Education, Prevention, Treatment & Screening: 12,000
Policy, Legislation, Regulation: 2,500

www.drinksresearch.org
Forum members, associated with the commitment
Information about Forum members co-owning the commitment

Contact Point

Contact name David Binar
Organisation International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
Title/Position Regional Coordinator - Europe
Address
Rue d'Arlon 25
1050 Brussels
Belgium
Tel +3222346104
Fax +3222346171
Email dbinar@icap.org
If the commitment is implemented in more than one Member State indicate for each country the name of the national contact point
  • [Sweden] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Spain] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Slovenia] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Slovak Republic] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Romania] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Portugal] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Poland] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Other] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Netherlands] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Malta] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Luxembourg] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Lithuania] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Latvia] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Latvia] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Italy] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Ireland] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Hungary] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Greece] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Germany] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [France] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Finland] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Estonia] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Denmark] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Czech Republic] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Cyprus] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Bulgaria] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Belgium] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [Austria] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
  • [ Switzerland] David Binar, dbinar@icap.org, International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)

Information about the commitment

Background to the commitment (if any) International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) is the only existing comprehensive, current, and freely-available repository of international alcohol-related research. It is supposed to contribute to a more substantive debate by improving the depth and breadth of our understanding of alcohol. Research is a critical component of informed decision making about alcohol-related issues. The impact of the evidence base is limited if it cannot be freely accessed. IAID-Research helps to fill this gap, making the body of research evidence available to scientists, policymakers, prevention specialists, and the general public.
This database initiative supports ICAP's core mission of promoting understanding of the role of alcohol in society and helping to reduce harmful drinking worldwide through the broad dissemination of the evidence base.
Priority areas
  • Develop information and education programmes on the effect of harmful drinking
  • Develop information and education programmes on responsible patterns of consumption
Start date Feb-2014
End date Dec-2020
Member states
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Other
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
Type of commitment activities (principal) Research
Type of commitment activities (secondary)

Information on monitoring

Objectives The objective of the ICAP International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) is to contribute to a more substantive debate on alcohol by improving the depth and breadth of our understanding of alcohol and by making the body of research evidence available to scientists, policymakers, prevention specialists, and the general public. IAID is intended to assist in the development of alcohol policies that are based on available scientific evidence. To achieve this objective, IAID contains published research on alcohol covering multiple disciplines, including biomedical, socio-behavioral, prevention, treatment, policy, and regulatory research fields. Citations are compiled from over 3,550 peer-reviewed journals from around the world, and the included research is available in 30 languages from more than 150 countries. The continually updated database has over 50,000 citations from peer-reviewed research journals dating back to 2003, which are accessible either through a single-field general search or advanced search options. The advanced search allows users to refine their results through title, author, journal, or publication date, as well as through an extensive list of keywords, the countries covered in the research, or the original publication language. There is no cost to search, register, or access the database's content.
Relevance (i.e. how will the commitment contribute to achieving the aim of the Forum ?) The ICAP International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) is relevant in all five priority themes of the EAHF by making the body of existing research evidence on alcohol available to scientists, policymakers, prevention specialists, and the general public and thus contributing to the development of alcohol policies aimed to reducing alcohol related harm.

Input indicators

Number of people involved 2
Time spent (Man/hours) 60 hours, ongoing
Cost (please indicate in €) Will be updated
Other

Information on monitoring

Number of people reached 816 unique visitors to the website
Number of people in the target group reached 816 unique visitors to the website
Number of participants in different activities
Web site visitors 816 unique visitors to the website
Number of products
Number of pamphlets/adverts
Established number of contacts
Other Total page views: 5,475; advance search results: 2,540

Outcome and impact

Short term Use of the International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) by visitors (measured by website visits and advance searches).
Medium Term Use of the International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) in policy discussions and development/ implementation of interventions.
Long Term Will be updated

Evaluation details

Tool use
  • External evaluators
  • Internal evaluators
Type of methodology
  • Questionnaire

Details about the monitoring report

Title of the commitment
International Alcohol Information Database (IAID)
Name of the Forum member organisation owning the commitment
International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
Name of the Forum member organisation owning the commitment
International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
Is this a report for an ongoing commitment or a final report?
INTERMEDIATE
What is the time period covered by this report (in the case of a final report, the reporting period is the life span of the commitment)?
01 April 2014 to 31 December 2015
Point of contact for the commitment (the person authorised by the organisation owning the commitment who can be contacted for information about the commitment):
Bryony Addis-Jones
Flat L, 12 Spencer Park, London SW18 2SY
E-mail: bryony@cba-international.com
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 414300
Commitment summary (based on summary given in original commitment form):
The International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) is a publicly accessible comprehensive resource and was created to provide an easily searchable database of published research on alcohol covering multiple disciplines, including biomedical, socio-behavioral, prevention, treatment, policy, and regulatory research fields. Citations are compiled from over 4,000 peer-reviewed journals from around the world, and the included research is available in 30 languages from more than 150 countries.

The continually updated database has over 60,000 citations from peer-reviewed research journals dating back to 2003, which are accessible either through a single-field general search or advanced search options. The advanced search allows users to refine their results through title, author, journal, or publication date, as well as through an extensive list of keywords, the countries covered in the research, or the original publication language. There is no cost to search, register, or access the database's content.
Web site/s relating to the commitment
Statistics of the database as of 31 December 2015

Years covered: 2003-present
Updated: Weekly

Total no of articles: 67,433
By main article type:
54,325 Research Papers
6,846 Reviews
3,481 Editorials and commentaries
1655 Letters

Total number of peer-reviewed journals: 4,332
Approximate number of countries: 167
Total number of languages: 32

Approximate number of articles by selected topics:
Young People: 11,250
Drink Driving: 2,400
Advertising, Marketing & Media Issues: 1,100
Education, Prevention, Treatment & Screening: 13,000
Policy, Legislation, Regulation: 3,000

www.drinksresearch.org
Description of the implementation of the commitment
The IAID website was launched in February 2014 and was promoted to public health and substance abuse research and librarian contacts including the KBS weblist and SALIS. The website increasingly attracted visitors from its launch and at the last census was attracting an average of over 600 visitors a month worldwide including all the EU countries. A survey of users was conducted in December 2014, and an external audit of research on alcohol and the adolescent brain was conducted in April 2015 by Professor Fulton T Crews, Director, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Comments from both the survey and external audit on ways to improve the website were adopted, including adding links to individual articles on journal websites and making users aware which articles were freely available online in full text.

The IAID website has been kept updated since April 2014, with approximately 150 new articles added weekly, and coverage of research articles and peer-reviewed journals has increased significantly.

At present the website is undergoing significant reconstruction and improvements in searching and access capabilities. As such it has been temporarily removed from public access, although the webpage directs users to an IARD e-mail for further information and updates. The improved site will be relaunched in the middle of 2016.
Objectives (cf. sections 4-5 of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter): in which way and to which extent have the objectives set out in the original commitment form been achieved in the reporting period?
The objective of the ICAP International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) is to contribute to a more substantive debate on alcohol by improving the depth and breadth of our understanding of alcohol and by making the body of research evidence available to scientists, policymakers, prevention specialists, and the general public. IAID is intended to assist in the development of alcohol policies that are based on available scientific evidence. To achieve this objective, IAID contains published research on alcohol covering multiple disciplines, including biomedical, socio-behavioral, prevention, treatment, policy, and regulatory research fields. Citations are compiled from over 4,300 peer-reviewed journals from around the world, and the included research is available in 30 languages from more than 150 countries. The continually updated database has over 60,000 citations from peer-reviewed research journals dating back to 2003, which are accessible either through a single-field general search or advanced search options. The advanced search allows users to refine their results through title, author, journal, or publication date, as well as through an extensive list of keywords, the countries covered in the research, or the original publication language. There is no cost to search, register, or access the database's content.
Relevance (i.e. how did the commitment during the reporting period contribute to achieving the overall aims of the Forum - cf. section 3 of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter)
The ICAP International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) is relevant in all five priority themes of the EAHF by making the body of existing research evidence on alcohol available to scientists, policymakers, prevention specialists, and the general public and thus contributing to the development of alcohol policies aimed to reducing alcohol related harm.
Input indicators (resources allocated to the commitment ("What was done to put the objectives into practice?") - cf. section 5a of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter)
The website is maintained as part of the responsibilities of IARD's research information manager. Significant improvements to the existing search capabilities of the website will be inaugurated in the first half of 2016.
Output indicators (measure from a quantitative point of view the results created through the use of inputs ("What was achieved with the resources allocated to the commitment") - cf. section 5b of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter)
The website steadily increased the number of visitors a month from 150 users in December 2014 to an average of 630 by December 2015, with seasonal variations, attracting visitors from countries on all continents, but particularly Europe, USA, and Russia.
Outcome and impact indicators (how successful has the commitment been during the reporting period in relation to the original objectives - cf. section 6 of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter. These indications go beyond the minimum agreed requirements to monitor a commitment, and it is expected that this type of evaluation will not be carried out for all commitments.)
Short term
Use of the International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) by visitors (measured by website visits and advance searches).
Medium term
Use of the International Alcohol Information Database (IAID) in policy discussions and development/ implementation of interventions.
Long term
Will be updated
Other
Evaluation details (tools and methods used, internal or external evaluators...)
The website is being monitored as regards usage in terms of visitor numbers, length of time spent on site, and country of visitor.
Other comments related to monitoring the commitment (This section is to be used to add any other information which can be useful in terms of understanding issues relating to the monitoring of your commitment, such as, any major obstacles that have been encountered, sources of data used, etc. If the basic details of the commitment have been changed, this field is to be used to explain why and how they were changed.)
Dissemination (How were the results of the commitment disseminated?)
The commitment is still ongoing, and a relaunch of the new website with improved search capabilities will be disseminated widely to public health bodies, researchers, librarians, and others.
References to further information relating to the monitoring of the commitment
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