About OPEN

The OPEN Foundation (OPEN) is an interdisciplinary non-profit organisation, based in the Netherlands, that aims to stimulate scientific research into all aspects of psychedelic substances and the psychedelic experience. OPEN was founded in 2007 and is fully run by volunteers. There is increased interest from major academic and governmental institutions to investigate their clinical and scientific potential. These rapid developments bring with it the need to provide a solid grounding into scientific rigour and the establishment of effective international and interdisciplinary networks of communication. OPEN represents the Dutch branch of this international movement, functioning as a central node in an expanding network of international experts in the field of psychedelic research and treatment.

The objectives of OPEN are to: