Research Requests

Researchers are looking for volunteers to participate in the following new studies


Participate in an NDE Research Study!

If you have had a near-death experience (NDE), NDE-like experience or spiritually transformative experience (STE), please consider participating in the on-going research studies below. All of these studies have been reviewed and approved by the IANDS Academic & Research Committee.

1. DMT Field Research project - NDE special interest
  • Objectives: A field research study exploring the psychological, perceptual and mental effects of the psychedelic agent DMT (N,N-dimethyltriptamine) among those with past DMT experience.
  • Researcher: David Luke, PhD of the University of Greenwich in England.
  • Type of study: interview and a series of questionnaires.            Time required: 60 minutes +
  • Further information and link to questionnaire

2. Types of help & support that near-death experiencers seek out -- and their benefits

3. NDE Visions of the world's future
  • Objectives: (1) identify and verify cases of world events that were accurately predicted by NDErs; (2) identify similarities in future world events received by different NDErs; and (3) identify what significance the visions of future world events have for NDErs.
  • Researchers: Robert Mays, BSc, and Suzanne Mays, AA -- Independent NDE researchers.
  • Type of study: on-line survey.            Time required: up to 60 minutes.
  • Further information and link to survey

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Researchers Seeking IANDS Support or Collaboration

Instructions for Researchers seeking IANDS support or collaboration

IANDS's policy is to support well-designed research studies that have been approved by Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The primary way we have supported past researchers has been to distribute a request for people in our approximately 60 Friends of IANDS groups, located mostly across the US but some internationally, to answer on-line surveys. Another possibility is to give qualified researchers access to the IANDS database of near-death experience accounts. If you have an IRB approved study, please send us a synopsis—1-2 pages— including your study's purpose and methodology, a copy of your academic institution's IRB approval letter, a copy of any survey or other assessment instrument you’ll be using, as well as a description of how you want IANDS to help you, and we will get back to you.

You can download the Research Application form here. Please returm the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

First Study of GLBT Aftereffects

Psychotherapist Liz Dale, PhD, author of Crossing Over and Coming Home, has announced that she is undertaking the first study to compare NDE aftereffects in gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgendered and non-gay NDErs. 

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