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Participate in Research

ISTSS engages its members in advancing traumatic stress science and uses research to improve prevention and clinical care, promote resilience and inform public education and policy. Below is a list of research initiatives related to traumatic stress.

ISTSS members are invited to submit research opportunities for consideration. ISTSS does not oversee or evaluate individual studies. It is the responsibility of the institution and the principal investigator to uphold scientific and ethical requirements. All studies listed are IRB approved and ISTSS will not have access to data obtained through these studies. 

Traumatic Stress Symptoms During A Pandemic: The Case of COVID-19

The coronavirus has created a global crisis like no other and we expect the psychological outcomes and sequelae to be of similar scope.

By completing this short research survey, you are helping researchers, policymakers and psychological treatment providers understand how people like you react in the context of global pandemics.

We cannot achieve this without your help!

Alain Brunet
Director of the McGill University Research Laboratory on Psychological Trauma
at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal (Canada)

Take the Survey in English 

Take the Survey in French

Take the Survey in Italian

Take the Survey in Simplified Chinese

Submit Your Study

ISTSS members who would like their research to be advertised on this page may submit their proposals to for consideration. Research studies will be posted for six months after which an extension must be requested. Please note: ISTSS does not send research requests to our membership through listservs. However, all postings listed on this page will be cross-posted in Stresspoints and the ISTSS Twitter feed.

For submissions, please include the following information:

  1. Name of Primary Investigator

  2. University where the study is taking place

  3. Purpose of the study

  4. Participant inclusion criteria

  5. Letter of IRB Approval and date of IRB expiration (please specify that you have approval for posting on websites, social media, and electronic newsletters)

  6. Survey link