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Table 3 Summarizing the research themes in terms of the geographic affiliations and coauthors’ roles

From: Activism and scientific research: 20 years of community action by the Vancouver area network of drug users

Research Theme B.C. co-authors Rest of Canada co-authors International co-authors Senior, Junior, & other Researchers VANDU & the community partners Student/Postdoctoral
Theme 1* 106 (90%) 9 (7%) 3 (3%) 50 (42%) 39 (33%) 29 (25%)
Theme 2 41 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (49%) 12 (29%) 9 (22%)
Theme3ǂ 88 (97%) 2 (2%) 1 (1%) 27 (30%) 38 (42%) 26 (28%)
Total 235 (94%) 11 (4%) 4 (2%) 97 (39%) 89 (36%) 64 (25%)
  1. *Theme 1 = Health needs of marginalized groups
  2. Theme 2 = Evaluation of projects
  3. ǂTheme 3 = Impact of drug user activism
  4. Community partners: 1) the BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors, 2) the British Columbia Association for People on Methadone, 3) the Eastside Illicit Drinkers Group for Education, 4) the VANDU’s Tuesday Education Group, 5) SALOME/NAOMI Association of Patients, and 6) the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society