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]

Survey of the Quality of Life Mental Health Professionals who Treat
Military Service Members with Combat Trauma (posted 1.4.18)

The purpose of this research is to examine the influences in the quality of life in mental health professionals who treat military service members with combat trauma. All licensed mental health providers who treat military service professionals are eligible to participate. The study will be active through January 31, 2018. Questions about the study can be directed to the principal investigator, Miller D. Knight, Jr. at Additional questions can be directed to the dissertation chair, Dr. Megan Swisher at Argosy University – Phoenix at, or Dr. Nancy Hoover, IRB Chair, Argosy University – Phoenix, at To begin survey, follow the web link below:
Disclaimer:  To participate in this study, a personal email and not a work email must be used.  If potential participants do have a personal email, please set up a Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, or other personal email account before responding to this posting.  Any responses sent to the principal researcher via a potential participant’s work/organization email will not be considered for the study.  In addition, by responding to this posting, potential participants who become participants acknowledge that any responses made regarding the study are the participant’s personal opinions and are not the opinions of the participant’s employer organization.  Participants further acknowledge understanding this study is not targeting any particular organization but is seeking industry knowledge from professionals in the industry.

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