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Table 3 Preliminary gray literature resources

From: Barriers and facilitators to office-based opioid agonist therapy prescribing and effective interventions to increase provider prescribing: protocol for a systematic review

Resource typeNameDescriptionURL
DissertationsProquest Dissertations and Theses GlobalGlobal listing of dissertations and theses. Note, as open access archiving increases, fewer dissertations/theses are submitted to this resourcesSubscription via University of Calgary
British Library Ethos (e-theses online service)Includes open access dissertations/theses from the UK;jsessionid=876E1C64D231F26762053E178FFD5945
Australasian Digital Theses (ADT) database via TROVEIncludes open access dissertations/theses from Australia
Theses Canada PortalCanadian dissertations and theses. Includes open access. Note, not updated since 2016
DatabasesCanadian Electronic LibraryIncludes public documents from Canadian provincial and federal government and community agencies.Subscription via University of Calgary
OpenGreyOpen access to gray literature (paper) produced in Europe
Addiction associations / societiesAmerican Society of Addiction MedicineA professional medical society representing physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine
Canadian Society of Addiction MedicineProvides scientific and medical information about Addiction, for professionals and the general public
International Society of Addiction MedicineWorldwide association for physicians working in addiction
American Academy of Addiction PsychiatryProfessional organization focused on addiction psychiatry research and clinical treatment
American Association for the Treatment of Opioid DependenceWorks with US federal and state agency officials concerning opioid treatment policy
Center for Addiction and Mental HealthCanadian – Toronto - Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital
Other associationsInstitute for Clinical and Economic ReviewIndependent and non-partisan research organization that objectively evaluates the clinical and economic value of prescription drugs, medical tests, and other health care and health care delivery innovations
Federation of State Medical BoardsSupports the US states medical boards
American Psychiatric AssociationUS psychiatric association
American Psychological AssociationUS psychologists association
GovernmentNational Institute on Drug Abuse (US)US government resource that advances science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US)US agency that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and AddictionCreated by the Canadian government to provide leadership addressing substance abuse