bwin is Founding Sponsor of The Transparency Project
founding sponsor of The Transparency Project, the world’s first ever public
data repository for privately-funded datasets related to addictive behavior.
The project is an initiative of the Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health
Alliance, a Teaching Affiliate of
make data available to scientists so that they can advance the available
empirical evidence and knowledge base about addiction.
bwin, the world’s leading online gaming provider, is making available its
anonymous activity data from over 40,000 users which underpins the world’s
largest longitudinal research study into problem gaming. The Division on
Addictions created this repository to promote transparency for
privately-funded science and offer better access to scientific information.
The Transparency Project aims to collect and archive high quality
addiction-related privately-funded data from around the world and provides a
valuable resource for academic research across a broad range of scientific
areas, including psychology, economics, health policy and public health.
Privately-funded scientific studies have often come under scrutiny by
researchers, advocates, the media and the public, who can be distrustful of
their results. “We seek to improve this complex situation by increasing
accessibility to privately-funded data. It is our hope that this increased
access will provide the impetus for the development of public-private
research partnerships and simultaneously advance what we know about addictive
behaviour,” says Professor
Health Alliance, a Teaching Affiliate of
“Greater access to scientific information, in this case actual internet
gaming activity records, should accelerate our ability to understand problem
gaming, and also to implement the mechanisms necessary to detect it early.
Our ultimate goal, of course, is to prevent it from occurring in the first
A Scientific Dialogue
scientific dialogue in
Betting Association). There he will introduce the Transparency Project and
some of the findings specifically related to gaming addiction and prevention
already harvested from data that is available through the project.
For further information about The Transparency Project please visit
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