The Research Team

Since the Duke Parapsychology Labs opened in 1935, the Rhine Research Center has been conducting top-tier research in the field of parapsychology. The Rhine continues this tradition today by working with the top researchers in the field, providing research advice to colleagues, and publishing the premier peer-reviewed journal in the field, the Journal of Parapsychology.

The Rhine has an active research team that includes scientists from multiple disciplines including psychology, engineering, computer science, biology, physics, history, and anthropology. In addition, the Rhine provides forums for researchers to interact with the Rhine community which includes energetic healers, PK practitioners, mediums, remote viewers, and other individuals who have had numerous psi experiences in their lives. This active exchange between scientists and experiencers provides a fertile environment for the creation of new protocols and for the exploration of experiences with the input of those who are closes to the phenomena, the experiencers.

In addition, the Rhine has a professional research team that meets to review research designs, provide advice on design issues and methodology, and mentor new researchers as they begin their exploration of parapsychology. An Internal Review Board (IRB) provides ethical reviews and approval for studies that are conducted through the Rhine, and the office staff at the Rhine provides services to help recruit study participants and perform administrative tasks necessary to complete a professional research project.

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Protocols & Policies

Since the Duke Parapsychology Labs opened in 1935, the Rhine Research Center has been conducting top-tier research in the field of parapsychology. The Rhine continues this tradition today by working with the top researchers in the field, providing research advice to colleagues, and publishing the premier peer-reviewed journal in the field, the Journal of Parapsychology.

If you are interested in being a researcher with the Rhine or if you believe that you have experiences or abilities that could contribute to the Rhine research projects, please review the links below for information about the Rhine research policies.

Administrative Policies for Research at Rhine

Researchers who are utilizing the Rhine as the hosting organization for their research work receive many benefits from being associated with the Rhine. Besides access to the Rhine research facilities and the advice of the research team, research projects conducted through the Rhine receive administrative support from the Rhine staff. The Rhine has an extensive network of contacts to help to recruit research participants, provide advice in specialized areas, and provide references in our large library of journals and literature in the field of parapsychology.

All research performed at the Rhine must first be approved by the Internal Review Board (IRB) to ensure that all ethical issues are addressed before research begins.

Administrative Expenses

In order to continue to support the research at the Rhine and to provide these services to researchers, the Rhine requires an administrative fee of between 15% and 24% of each research grant that utilizes the Rhine services, facilities, and/or IRB.​