CODA, Inc. has participated in substance use-related research since 1999

The CODA Research Department was established formally in 2007 and since has had successful collaborations in 27 funded clinical research studies, including with the Clinical Trials Network and the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network, both funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The CODA research staff have demonstrated ability in the design and implementation of study protocols and in participant recruitment and retention. In 2012, the CODA Research Department was one of three national recipients of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Science and Service Award.

Click here to read about Research findings for projects CODA, Inc. research has been involved with

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Our Team

Our CODA Research team includes doctoral-level (MD and PhD) researchers with expertise in epidemiology, public health, and randomized clinical trials; medical personnel with expertise in addiction and family medicine, and Masters/Bachelors level research associates highly trained in study coordination and research administration. We also have certified phlebotomy & biological specimen handling services. All staff are trained in in Responsible Conduct of Research, Research with Vulnerable Populations, Good Clinical Practice, and HIPAA/42 CFR Part 2 regulations and our medical staff maintain DEA licenses for both Schedule III and Schedule IV medications.

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Our Facilities

The CODA Research Department has a dedicated space in Portland, Oregon, with a secure, separate entrance for participants. CODA also has soundproofed, lockable rooms equipped for clinical examinations and/or interviews, a urinalysis specimen collection bathroom, and a BioSafety Level 1 containment level lab. We also have lockable refrigerators and a -80 degree deep freezer for specimen and medication storage, refrigerated and regular centrifuges, EKG machines & electrode materials, and bio specimen collection instruments.

Collaborate with us

CODA Research is an excellent partner in community-based substance use research. We recruit both from CODA’s substantial patient population and from the community for observational and randomized controlled trials of all issues associated with substance use.

Our patient and community populations include individuals with opioid, methamphetamine, cannabis, and alcohol use disorders who are eager to contribute to advancing scientific research.

If you are interested in partnering on a research project, please contact us at

Research blog

Click on the link below to explore our past research activities and studies.