International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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. [New announcements on top]

  • Perceptions of Peer Support Study. PURPOSE. To fill an important gap in our understanding of potential barriers that might interfere with adoption and consistent implementation of peer support interventions in clinics that work with patients who have PTSD and other trauma-related disorders. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR. Stacey Bradbury, PhD. AFFILIATION. Department of Psychiatry at Summa Healthcare.INCLUSION CRITERIA. Read and understand English, at least 18 years of age, and currently work with clients/patients in a mental health setting. ( LINK TO SURVEY. (posted 5/20/17)
  • Under the supervision of Nnamdi Pole of Smith College, Stefanie Carreiro of the Smith College School for Social Work is conducting a study on clinical decision-making when working with military trauma patients. You are eligible to participate in this study if you have provided psychotherapy to survivors of military trauma and you have a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, or Psychiatry. The survey will take about 30 minutes of your time. Questions about the survey can be directed to Dr. Pole ( Please take the online survey.  
  • In collaboration with Dr. Greg Siegle of the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Wendy D’Andrea of the New School for Social Research is conducting a study to examine blunted and discordant affect as a transdiagnostic construct in psychopathology. The study is currently looking for adults with Borderline Personality Disorder, MDD, GAD, Social Anxiety Disorder, any Dissociative Disorder, and/or PTSD. Participants will be paid $60 per day for the first two days, and $100 per day for the second two days. If all four days are completed, participants can earn up to $330. If any of your patients may be interested in participating in the study, please have them email

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