Annual Conference 2019 – Workshop

Workshop title: Transforming addiction science through the Addiction Paper Authoring Tool and Addiction Ontology

Date/time: Friday 8 November, 9.00am – 10.15am.

Attendance: book in advance via the delegate booking form (places are limited).

Faculty (provisional): Robert West, Susan Michie, Janna Hastings, Paul Toner

Summary: The Addiction Paper Authoring Tool (PAT) has been developed to radically improve the quality of reporting of research studies in the field. It is an online tool that prompts authors for key information required and helps to produce text that is clear, coherent and consistent. Apart from enhancing the reporting of studies, it creates a database record of the information provided that will dramatically improve the quality and speed of evidence synthesis, allowing any feature of the study to be readily searched.

The Addiction Ontology (AddictO) is a knowledge base that lies behind the tool allowing it to generate intelligent prompts based on information already provided. It will provide a comprehensive set of addiction-related terms and their definitions, allowing for more consistent use of terms and greater interoperability within the field and with other fields. The vision is that ultimately it will provide an ever expanding searchable database of knowledge in the field. This workshop will provide demonstrations of these projects and allow attendees to try them out and get involved in the programme going forward.

If you’d like to attend this workshop, please book your place on your delegate booking form.