OPGRC launches new world-wide gambling research resource

Canada’s Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) has launched a new online research resource that provides gambling research from around the world.

The Synopsis Project aims to provide easy access to gambling research for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, government agencies and anyone interested in the field.

The project publishes one-page synopses – organised by topic - of gambling research articles that are already published in peer-reviewed journals.

Each synopsis is written in non-technical language and contains details about the article’s purpose, methodologies, key results, limitations and conclusions.

A flexible search function allows would-be readers to have swift and easy access to the one-page synopsis, which should help them decide if they want to read the full article very quickly.

Synopses that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals since 2004 are currently being published. They are taken from top tier, high-impact journals, specialty journals as well as other peer-reviewed journals.

Experienced gambling researchers are invited to comment on the articles’ potential implications for government agencies, researchers, practitioners and policy makers.  Comments are posted with the relevant synopsis.

Visit the Synopsis Project.

10.06.12