Recruiting Global Drug Survey 2024 - we need your help!

Tronica

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Hello everyone

The 2024 Global Drug Survey launched last week, after taking a year off!

The Global Drug Survey (GDS) is the world's largest survey of drug use. Our aim is to ensure that the voices of those who use drugs are heard and considered in government decision-making processes. We want to make drug use safer for individuals, regardless of the legal status of the substances involved.

This year, the survey delves into current and topical issues in the drug policy space such as drug prices, how individuals’ drug use would change in response to decriminalisation and/or legalisation, illicit tobacco use, use of performance and image-enhancing drugs, nitrous oxide use, perspectives on tobacco endgame policies, and drug use in nightlife and festival settings.

We believe in the power of collective voices, and that's where we need your help.

The anonymous online survey only takes between 20 to 30 minutes to complete and is available in eight languages (English, Danish, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish). Anyone aged 16 or over who has used a drug (including alcohol or tobacco) in the past year is eligible to take part.

Survey link

GDS2024 is hosted on an encrypted survey platform. It's anonymous and confidential. We won't ask you for any personally identifiable details. We do not (and cannot) record your IP address. Your data is stored on secure REDCap servers. More information can be found on the REDCap website in their General Security Overview. GDS2024 has ethics approval from The University of Queensland (2023/HE001927).

We expect data collection to last from now until March 2024, and to provide findings back to the public by around mid 2024.

If you have any questions or need further information, don't hesitate to reach out.

Note: Dr Monica Barratt is part of the GDS team, and is also me, Tronica, so I'll be personally monitoring this thread. Should you have any questions or find any bugs in the survey, just reply here or PM me.
 
Hello everyone

The 2024 Global Drug Survey launched last week, after taking a year off!

The Global Drug Survey (GDS) is the world's largest survey of drug use. Our aim is to ensure that the voices of those who use drugs are heard and considered in government decision-making processes. We want to make drug use safer for individuals, regardless of the legal status of the substances involved.

This year, the survey delves into current and topical issues in the drug policy space such as drug prices, how individuals’ drug use would change in response to decriminalisation and/or legalisation, illicit tobacco use, use of performance and image-enhancing drugs, nitrous oxide use, perspectives on tobacco endgame policies, and drug use in nightlife and festival settings.

We believe in the power of collective voices, and that's where we need your help.

The anonymous online survey only takes between 20 to 30 minutes to complete and is available in eight languages (English, Danish, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish). Anyone aged 16 or over who has used a drug (including alcohol or tobacco) in the past year is eligible to take part.

Survey link

GDS2024 is hosted on an encrypted survey platform. It's anonymous and confidential. We won't ask you for any personally identifiable details. We do not (and cannot) record your IP address. Your data is stored on secure REDCap servers. More information can be found on the REDCap website in their General Security Overview. GDS2024 has ethics approval from The University of Queensland (2023/HE001927).

We expect data collection to last from now until March 2024, and to provide findings back to the public by around mid 2024.

If you have any questions or need further information, don't hesitate to reach out.

Note: Dr Monica Barratt is part of the GDS team, and is also me, Tronica, so I'll be personally monitoring this thread. Should you have any questions or find any bugs in the survey, just reply here or PM me.
Thank you for posting. I have submitted mine & saved site to reference later. Share with others as well. Thank you
 
Hello everyone

The 2024 Global Drug Survey launched last week, after taking a year off!

The Global Drug Survey (GDS) is the world's largest survey of drug use. Our aim is to ensure that the voices of those who use drugs are heard and considered in government decision-making processes. We want to make drug use safer for individuals, regardless of the legal status of the substances involved.

This year, the survey delves into current and topical issues in the drug policy space such as drug prices, how individuals’ drug use would change in response to decriminalisation and/or legalisation, illicit tobacco use, use of performance and image-enhancing drugs, nitrous oxide use, perspectives on tobacco endgame policies, and drug use in nightlife and festival settings.

We believe in the power of collective voices, and that's where we need your help.

The anonymous online survey only takes between 20 to 30 minutes to complete and is available in eight languages (English, Danish, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish). Anyone aged 16 or over who has used a drug (including alcohol or tobacco) in the past year is eligible to take part.

Survey link

GDS2024 is hosted on an encrypted survey platform. It's anonymous and confidential. We won't ask you for any personally identifiable details. We do not (and cannot) record your IP address. Your data is stored on secure REDCap servers. More information can be found on the REDCap website in their General Security Overview. GDS2024 has ethics approval from The University of Queensland (2023/HE001927).

We expect data collection to last from now until March 2024, and to provide findings back to the public by around mid 2024.

If you have any questions or need further information, don't hesitate to reach out.

Note: Dr Monica Barratt is part of the GDS team, and is also me, Tronica, so I'll be personally monitoring this thread. Should you have any questions or find any bugs in the survey, just reply here or PM me.
Does it pay
 
Does it pay

I can see you are looking for paid jobs so this one may not be for you...

However, the issue we have is that the GDS is anonymous for good reason - we don't want to know who people are, as we need to ensure that if collecting information about prohibited activities, we can't have information that police might find useful.

So, we don't pay, so as to keep the survey truly anonymous.

I know there are ways around this - e.g. you input identifying information into a separate screen that is not linked to your responses to the survey. But even holding that information - given the content of the GDS - could be considered incriminating for many people.

It's hard, because more and more, people aren't completing surveys for free due to the large number of paid opportunities.

But I know when I do paid surveys or join panels, it's incredibly identifying - I mean, they need your bank details, your date of birth, a lot of information about you - that's to ensure you are gaming the system (well, to attempt to counteract that).

I don't think many people would feel comfortable with that level of identification associated with their own drug use.

But if we pay people and don't collect identifying information, then people just milk the survey for money and give us invalid information. E.g. 1 person does it 100 times pretending to be different people to get cash.

I wish there was a better solution :)
 
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