Data presented in the public online interactive visualisation and reported in bulletins are obtained from the weekly scraping, collation, and analysis of drug listings on cryptomarkets, conducted as part of the Drugs and New Technologies (DNeT) project. In this Methods document, we outline the background to this program of work and the methods underpinning data presented.
Citation: Mathur, A., Bruno, R., Man, N., Barratt, M. J, Roxburgh, A., Van Buskirk, J., & Peacock, A. (2020). Methods for the analysis of trends in the availability and type of drugs sold on the internet via cryptomarkets. Drug Trends Bulletin Series. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.
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