The organizations below take a scientific approach to the investigation of psychic phenomena. The ACES study is not associated with any of these organizations and is not responsible for any information on their websites. These links are provided for informational purposes only.


Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications on Psi Research

Curated by Dean Radin, Ph.D, at the Institute of Noetic Sciences


IONS, Institute of Noetic Sciences

IONS focuses on consciousness and human potential. Conducts and sponsors research into the workings and powers of the mind, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor.


Charles Tart, Ph.D.

Charles T. Tart is an American psychologist and parapsychologist known for his scientific work on the nature of consciousness, as one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology, and for his research in parapsychology.


The Society for Consciousness Studies

The Society for Consciousness Studies is a professional scholarly organization that honors work of quality from any authentic scholarly tradition. Moreover, while it recognizes the importance of cognitive and reductionistic approaches, it does not privilege them. Rather, it welcomes them along with other paradigms. The society is particularly interested in consciousness as experience (or subjectivity), and consciousness as a sense of being.


Rhine Research Center

Promotes research and investigation of paranormal science. Actively seeking accounts of paranormal or psychic experiences.


Parapsychological Association

The Parapsychological Association is a professional organization of scientists and scholars engaged in the study of psi (or ‘psychic’) experiences.


Parapsychology Foundation

The Parapsychology Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation which provides a worldwide forum supporting the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena.


University of Edinburgh, Koestler Parapsychology Unit

The Koestler Parapsychology Unit (KPU) is a research group based in the Psychology Department at the University of Edinburgh. Established in 1985, it consists of academic staff and postgraduate students who teach and research various aspects of parapsychology, including: the possible existence of psychic ability, belief in the paranormal, the psychology of anomalous experiences, pseudo-psychic deception and self-deception, and the social and historical relevance of parapsychology. They offer a Ph.D. program in parapsychology.


Society for Scientific Exploration

Since 1982, the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) has provided a critical forum for sharing original research into conventional and unconventional topics. Subjects often cross mainstream boundaries, yet may have profound implications for human knowledge and technology. We publish a peer-reviewed journal and the popular EdgeScience magazine, host conferences, and connect scholars.


The Monroe Institute

The Monroe Institute furthers the experience and exploration of consciousness, expanded awareness and discovery of self through technology, education, research and development.


International Remote Viewing Association

Remote viewing is a controlled and trainable mental process involving psi (or psychic ability). It is used to transfer perceptual information across time and space. IRVA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the responsible use and development of remote viewing. We are an independently formed member organization of scientists, remote viewing professionals, students, and other interested persons.


Hawaii Remote Viewers Guild

The Hawaii Remote Viewers’ Guild is a skill-based association of people interested in the research and development of remote viewing.


The Society for Psychical Research

The SPR’s stated purpose is to understand events and abilities commonly described as psychic or paranormal by promoting and supporting important research in this area and to examine allegedly paranormal phenomena in a scientific and unbiased way.


International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL)

ICRL is dedicated to exploring the role of consciousness in the establishment of physical reality, thereby expanding the boundaries of scientific understanding and strengthening the foundations of science by reclaiming its spiritual heritage. ICRL also publishes books and hosts gatherings with distinguished guest speakers.


Science and Nonduality

The mission of Science and Nonduality (SAND) is to forge a new paradigm in spirituality, one that is not dictated by religious dogma, but rather is based on timeless wisdom traditions of the world, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience. Sponsors an annual conference in California.