TITLE: Noetic EXperiences Archive (NEXA)
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR
FUNDED BY: Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
PURPOSE: This study aims to collect specific and remarkable noetic experiences that many people have to support future research on this topic. Some examples of noetic experiences include mind-to-mind communication, knowing the future before it happens, and communicating with a deceased family member. You must be an English-speaking adult (18 years or older) to complete this survey.
PROCEDURES: Your participation will take about 5 minutes. First, you will describe your experience with free text. Then you will be asked to choose noetic categories that apply to your experience and whether someone else witnessed it. If you have written documentation of the experience, you can upload it. You will then answer questions about yourself, like how entering your experience impacted you and your age, gender, education, race, and country where you live. You will then share your preferences about how we can use your data and if we can contact you. Please only enter ONE specific and remarkable experience per survey entry. You may enter another experience by starting a different survey entry with the same link.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE DATA?: Your data will be kept indefinitely for future research at IONS. Anonymous data may also be released to other investigators for future research studies.
CONFIDENTIALITY: We will keep your information on password-protected computers on password-protected files.
RISKS: Although we have made every effort to protect your identity, there is a minimal risk of loss of confidentiality.
BENEFITS: You may or may not benefit from being in this study. However, by serving as a participant, you may help us understand more about noetic experiences. You will not receive your individual results from any research conducted from the archive. You may join the IONS newsletter list to learn about IONS general research results related to this data archive.
COSTS: It will not cost you anything to participate in this study.
COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT: By consenting to participate, you acknowledge that IONS may make any lawful use of your data, including, but not limited to, future research studies, destroying it, or transferring it to a public or private entity. We may use data obtained from you and stored in this research archive to make a discovery that could be patented or licensed to a company. There are no plans to provide financial compensation to you should this occur. However, should IONS ever provide your data to anyone else for research or commercial use, it will do so anonymously. Further, you will have no responsibility or liability for any use that may be made of your data.
PARTICIPATION: This research is being overseen by an Institutional Review Board (“IRB”). You may talk to the IRB chair Garret Yount at firstname.lastname@example.org if: Your questions, concerns, or complaints are not being answered by the research team; You want to talk to someone besides the research team; You have questions about your rights as a research subject, or you want to get more information or provide input about this research.
You do not have to join this or any research study. If you do join and later change your mind, you may contact IONS at email@example.com to remove your contact information from the data. If you do this, we will keep your data anonymously. If you refuse to join or withdraw from the study, there will be no penalty or loss of any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.
If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this study now or in the future, or you think you may have been injured or harmed by the study, contact Dr. Wahbeh, 707-779-8230.