International Association for Near-Death Studies

IANDSEmphasizes providing the highest quality information available about NDE-related subjects.

Where scholarship does not indicate a reasonably clear position on the origin or interpretation of of near-death and similar experiences, the Association’s position is to remain impartial and open to the presentation of varying points of view. IANDS maintains an information-rich website and an online archive of experience accounts, publishes a peer-reviewed scholarly journal and a member newsletter, sponsors conferences and other programs, works with the media, and encourages the formation of regional discussion and support groups. Contact information is at the website:

New Heaven New Earth

New Heaven New Earth is a relatively new 501 (c )(3) nonprofit organization administered by David Sunfellow, its founder and president. Its mission is “to answer humankind’s oldest, most perplexing questions” by “… building a global network of seekers from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, lay people and professionals alike, that can pool talents, experience, and resources to unravel life’s great mysteries.” Among its collection of websites is, which offers a particularly full listing of current NDE research projects along with an extensive bibliography.


NDERF, the Near Death Experience Research Foundation administered by Jody Long, JD and Jeffrey Long, MD, is a large website with an extensive collection of first-person NDE accounts. It provides some translation services.

The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences

(ACISTE) Our mission is to address the integration needs and further the well-being of those who have had near-death or similar spiritually transformative experiences through research, education and support. Our vision is to create safe, readily accessible programs that facilitate experiencers on their paths to deeper understanding, greater clarity of purpose and greater sense of well-being while supporting them through their dramatic changes and integration. A subgroup deals with distressing NDEs.

For a more inclusive listing, see, a generous compilation of resource agencies, websites, and blogs dealing with NDEs.