The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) is the most trusted source for near-death experience (NDE) research, support, and education. Founded in 1981, IANDS is a non-profit 501(c)(3), membership-based organization. IANDS members include experiencers and non-experiencers; researchers; medical, mental, social, and religious/spiritual healthcare professionals; educators; and the general public.
IANDS publishes the scholarly, peer-reviewed Journal of Near-Death Studies and quarterly digital magazine, Vital Signs; offers online and in person events; provides education and support programs for veterans and healthcare providers; and promotes research into near-death and related experiences.
IANDS’s mission is to advance global understanding of near-death experiences and related phenomena through research, education, and supportive communities and resources.