Full Membership is restricted to individuals with a terminal scientific or medical doctoral degree, a record of publication of quantitative peer-reviewed empirical research on psychedelics, and who are actively publishing peer-reviewed research on psychedelics. Individuals who would have qualified for regular membership, but who have retired can be considered for Emeritus Membership if they so request.
1. Scientists or medical professionals with a terminal doctorate in the sciences or medicine actively performing research (pre-clinical or clinical), but who do not yet have peer reviewed publications in this field. These may be independent investigators who are seeking to move into this field, or postdoctoral researchers currently working in this field but who do not yet have peer reviewed publications within the field. Once an Associate member achieves authorship on a peer reviewed publication in this field as first or corresponding author they can apply for Full membership.
2. Trainees working towards a doctoral degree in this field (e.g. graduate students) prior to obtaining their doctorate. After receiving their degree, if they meet the other requirements, they may apply for Full membership.
3. Medical residents currently holding an M.D. working in a clinical setting in this field, but who do not have any peer reviewed publications in this field. Once they achieve authorship on a peer reviewed publication in this field as first or corresponding author they can apply for Full membership.
Affiliate Membership is reserved for individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field, who have peer-reviewed publications in the field, who may or may not have a terminal doctoral degree and do not meet all the qualification criteria for Full or Associate membership. They would require nomination by a Regular Member, and written justification by the nominator as to why they merit membership. The application will be considered by the Credentials Committee, and if approved an invitation will be extended to the candidate.
Associate, Affiliate, and Emeritus members may participate in activities of the Society (e.g. attend meetings and present research findings), but do not have voting rights and cannot hold office in the Society.
Dues for membership shall be established at a future date, with approval by the majority of membership.
The society has a zero-tolerance nondiscrimination policy, and no member or potential member shall be discriminated against because of race, ethnicity, country of origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or sexual identity.