The CAP Study

The CAP Study.

The aim of the CAP Study is to implement and evaluate a comprehensive school-based substance use prevention intervention, known as the CAP intervention. The CAP study combines the effective ‘universal’ Climate Schools and ‘targeted’ Preventure prevention programs with the aim of reducing substance use and associated harms in students. The CAP study is the first international trial of this comprehensive approach to prevention.


Who is behind the CAP Study?

The CAP Study is the work of researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), University of New South Wales, Australia, and the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK.

The CAP study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and has been approved by the University of New South Wales Human Ethics Committee (UNSW HREC 11274). It is supported by the NSW Department of Education and Communities (SERAP No. 2011201) and the Catholic Education Office, Sydney. The study has been registered with the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ACTRN 12612000026820).

Access to the courses

The CAP Study materials can be accessed over the internet by teachers and their students who are enrolled in the study.

Instructions for Survey 5

Step-by-step instructions for completing Survey 5 and resetting passwords can be found here.

How to register

To register with the site, students and teachers require an access code which can be obtained from NDARC. If you have these access codes in your information pack, click on the Teacher tab at the top of this page. Students will need to click on the Student Tab. If you would like to participate and do not have an access code, please email us at [email protected].