Who is the OPEN Foundation?

The OPEN Foundation is an independent not-for-profit NGO, based in the Netherlands. It was founded in 2007 with the primary goal to stimulate academic research into therapeutic applications of psychedelics. OPEN functions as a central node in an ever increasing network of experts in the field of psychedelic research in the Netherlands and Europe.

Since then, it has organized three Interdisciplinary Conferences on Psychedelic Research, gathering the top of the academic world from different fields to showcase their latest findings - and to foster community in psychedelic science. Talks of ICPR 2016 were available online afterwards.

The fourth edition of ICPR is an online conference due to Covid19. While sad we couldn't see long last friends again amidst this new renaissance for psychedelic science, we're happy about the opportunity it gives to spread scientific knowledge further.


What do we want?

In a rapidly expanding field, OPEN is dedicated to solidifying the professional quality of psychedelic psychotherapy and to ensure its potential is optimized in mental health care.


Our aims are:

  1. to ensure that global advances in psychedelic research contribute to better treatments for mental disorders.
  2. to safeguard the sustainable, responsible and safe integration of psychedelic therapy in mainstream mental health care.

What do we do?

We regularly organize dedicated expert meetings, trainings, symposiums, and lectures as well as the recurring Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research, all focused on high quality and responsible science.


OPEN is a public benefit organization and registered charity with the Dutch tax authorities.

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