Collaboration in Psychedelic Research
Amsterdam Psychedelic Research Association
Swedish Network for Psychedelic Science
Danish Network for Psychedelic Research
MIND Foundation (Germany)
MIND Foundation (Germany)
A Cooperation Workshop for Psychedelic Research Associations
Wednesday 23 September 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Non-profit, research-oriented organizations have played a crucial role in the development of psychedelic science. With the recent boom of interest for psychedelic research, many new organizations have joined the efforts to legitimize this field within academia. As this process unfolds, we have the opportunity to change old patterns and move towards a network-driven, collaborative, open-science framework.
At the recent INSIGHT2019 conference in Berlin, we brought together for the first time representatives from many different psychedelic research associations (PRAs), with the goal of creating a platform for better cooperation in this field. With this workshop, we come back together to continue this work and extend the network. Shared values, communication and concrete future projects will be discussed.
Practical Information and Application Process
The workshop is a pre-conference event within the upcoming Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (April 24th-26th). The workshop will take place April 23rd, between 10am and 4pm, at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) Roeterseiland Campus. The workshop is directed specifically toward representatives of PRAs. The workshop is free of charge, and the deadline for applications is March 22nd. Maximum 25 representatives can attend. There will be a lunch break, but lunch will not be provided.
Participants of the workshop will be invited to the online International Psychedelic Research Workspace, where they can engage and collaborate with other organizations.
PRA Compensation Programme
To encourage non-profit work in psychedelic research, participants may apply to have their ICPR conference ticket partially reimbursed after the event. The exact amount will depend on the number of participants, and reimbursement can not be guaranteed in advance. Participants will need to buy their own ICPR2020 conference ticket in order to attend.
Benjamin Christensen is a co-founder and Tech Lead at the Danish Network for Psychedelic Research. His background is in Comparative Literature and Computer Science, focusing on leveraging digital technology to make psychedelic research more available to the public in an unbiased way.
Marvin Däumichen is a co-founder and Director of the Science Department of the MIND Foundation. Apart from the work at MIND, his current research activities involve the study of Social Media’s role in the constitution of the subject in cannabis-related content.
Sasha Silberberg is the Director of Fundraising & Development at the MIND Foundation in Berlin. She is passionate about creating a public discourse on psychedelics that is inclusive, unifying, and leads to impactful change.
Filip Bromberg is a clinical psychologist with background in addiction work. In 2016 he co-founded The Swedish Network of Psychedelic Science, a non-profit working to promote and establish psychedelic research in Sweden.
Marco Aqil is the founder and board director of the Amsterdam Psychedelic Research Association (APRA). He is also a PhD candidate at the Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging, focusing on magnetic resonance imaging and computational models of the human visual cortex.
Date & Time
Wednesday 22 September, 10:00 – 16:00
Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) Roeterseiland Campus