About OPEN

About OPEN 2018-01-17T11:18:00+00:00

What is OPEN?

The OPEN Foundation is an independent not-for-profit NGO, based in the Netherlands. OPEN was founded in 2007 with the primary goal to stimulate academic research into therapeutic applications of psychedelics.

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?    

OPEN is currently building an international platform for the training, education and supervision of mental health care professionals working with psychedelic substances, in collaboration with leading experts and organisations in the field.

In addition, we regularly organize dedicated expert meetings as well as the recurring Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research, all focused on high quality science.

 

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