OPEN Foundation

OPEN FOUNDATION

Advancing psychedelic research and therapies to benefit science, healthcare, and society since 2007.

ABOUT OPEN FOUNDATION

Founded in 2007, the OPEN Foundation is the leading nonprofit organisation in the Netherlands and Europe dedicated to advancing the knowledge and understanding of psychedelics through research. We aim to optimise the potential of psychedelics in a therapeutic context and to help integrate psychedelics into society in a way that’s both sustainable and responsible. We fulfil our mission by bringing together and educating professionals, policymakers, and the public through conferences, trainings, membership programmes, and by facilitating and promoting rigorous, interdisciplinary research.

OPEN IS Dedicated to Advancing Psychedelic Research and Therapies in the Netherlands and Europe

As an independent, nonprofit organisation, the OPEN Foundation applies an interdisciplinary and scientifically rigorous approach to the field of psychedelic research. We seek to, among other things:

ADVANCE THE UNDERSTANDING OF PSYCHEDELICS WITHIN SCIENCE

OPEN facilitates and promotes rigorous scientific research into psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted therapies so we can better understand their benefits and risks.

OPTIMISE THE
POTENTIAL OF PSYCHEDELICS WITHIN HEALTHCARE

OPEN collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and therapists, as well as with the mental health patients who could receive these treatments when approved.

INTEGRATE THE BENEFITS OF PSYCHEDELICS WITHIN SOCIETY

OPEN connects and educates professionals, policymakers, and members of the public to help ensure that psychedelics are sustainably and responsibly integrated into society.

SINCE 2007, OPEN HAS BEEN...

Organising scientific conferences, workshops, symposiums, journal clubs, master classes, and other educational events.

Facilitating and promoting rigorous, interdisciplinary research into psychedelics and their therapeutic applications.

Educating professionals through continued (medical) education trainings, practice-oriented workshops, and master classes.

Building communities and creating networking opportunities for researchers, therapists, and others interested in psychedelics.

Advocating for the safe, ethical, and sustainable development and integration of beneficial applications of psychedelics.

PSYCHEDELIC EDUCATION AND MUCH MORE

The OPEN Foundation regularly organises lectures, expert meetings, trainings, webinar series, symposiums, journal clubs, along with its biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR). All the OPEN Foundation’s events focus on a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to science. ICPR continues to be one of the largest European conferences dedicated to advancing psychedelic research and therapies.

PSYCHEDELIC RESEARCH CONFERENCE OF EUROPE

The Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR) is a scientific conference for academics, therapists, researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and members of the public. ICPR features many of the world’s leading experts in psychedelic research and therapies from across many fields, including psychiatry, neuroscience, psychology, and anthropology. ICPR has been running since 2010; its next edition will be in 2022.

EVENTS, PROGRAMMES, AND RESOURCES

To advance psychedelic research and therapies, OPEN collaborates with the world's leading experts and organisations to offer the best events, programmes, and resources.

ATTEND OUR EVENTS

The OPEN Foundation’s events are centred around educating and connecting the key stakeholders in the psychedelic space.

JOIN OUR PROGRAMMES

The OPEN Foundation’s programmes include memberships, trainings, and research that attract both professionals and the public.

GET OUR RESOURCES

The OPEN Foundation’s resources are full of interesting content, including video talks from our previous conferences, research papers, book reviews, and more.

Let's advance psychedelic research and therapies

There are many ways we can work together to ensure that advancements in psychedelic research and therapies benefit science, healthcare, and society as a whole.

OPEN'S NEWS AND BLOG

Read the latest news from the OPEN Foundation and enjoy our educational blog series about advancing psychedelic research and therapies.

DMT and near-death experiences

Being one of the most powerful psychedelics we know, it is not strange that DMT has become the subject of numerous speculations over the years, linking this molecule to near-death experiences.

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