International Association for Near-Death Studies


Template:Refimprove The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) is an organization for studying and disseminating information on the phenomena of the near death experience (NDE). IANDS was founded in the USA in 1981. Today it has grown into an international organization, which includes a network of more than 50 local interest groups. IANDS also supports and assists near-death experiencers (NDErs) and people close to them. The organization is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.[1]


IANDS is responsible for the publishing of the Journal of Near-Death Studies, the only scholarly journal in the field of Near-Death Studies. The Journal is cross-disciplinary, is committed to an unbiased exploration of the NDE and related phenomena, and welcomes different theoretical perspectives and interpretations that are based on scientific criteria, such as empirical observation and research.[2] It is published quarterly by IANDS and is printed by Allen Press.[3]

IANDS also publishes the quarterly newsletter Vital Signs[1][4] and maintains an archive of near-death case histories for research and study.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 About IANDS. Accessed 2011-02-06.
  2. IANDS Journal of Near-Death Studies. Accessed 2011-02-06.
  3. Allen Press ISSN 0891-4494. Accessed 2008-05-19.
  4. IANDS: Vital Signs. Accessed 2011-02-06.
  5. IANDS: NDE Archives. Accessed 2011-02-06.

Further reading Edit

  • IANDS. "Near-Death Experiences: Is this what happens when we die?" Durham: International Association for Near-Death Studies. Informational brochure available at

External links Edit


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