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Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

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Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies is a medical practice research organization based in Santa Cruz, CA that was founded in 1986. As of 2018 they had $19 million in revenue and $32 million in assets.

Maps is a research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Maps furthers its mission by: 1) developing psychedelics and marijuana into ...

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Program areas at Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

In fy18, maps' primary focus was on preparing for its multi-site phase 3 clinical trials of mdma-assisted psychotherapy for ptsd, which finally began recruitment in november 2018. The research will take place at 14 sites (listed below) and enroll 100-150 volunteers with severe ptsd. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have been diagnosed with ptsd, and must be in good physical health to participate. This will be the first of two phase 3 trials of mdma-assisted psychotherapy for ptsd conducted under u.s. food and drug administration (fda) guidelines. The second trial will take place after an interim analysis of the data from the first trial, and will enroll an additional 100-150 participants. European trials are planned to start in 2019.on july 28, 2017, maps successfully completed the fda's special protocol assessment (spa) process and received an agreement letter regarding its phase 3 mdma/ptsd protocol design. This agreement ...

Education expenses include events, conferences, publications, communications, and psychedelic harm reduction.additionally, in fy18, maps provided sponsorship, speakers, tables, formal representatives, and/or promotional support for 70 outreach events.maps' communications include active engagement in public education through media contacts, website and social media presence, publishing three maps bulletins, 12 email newsletters, and several books. Maps maintains numerous websites, including,,,,,,, and In fy18, maps received 549 unique media mentions from online and print publications. Media outlets include: time, forbes, rolling stone, new york magazine, the Washington post, playboy, the new york times, fox news, breitbart, stars and stripes, reuters, the san francisco chronicle, and many more.the zendo project psychedelic harm reduction program experienced continued expansion of services in fy18. The zendo project provided services at over seven major festivals including: burning man, insomniac events with project open talk, envision, and lightning in a bottle. The ...

Form 990s for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-05Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-05May 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-05Aug 3, 2017990View PDF
2015-05Jul 26, 2016990View PDF
2014-05Feb 6, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Total grants, contributions, etc.$19,458,396
Program services$229,615
Investment income and dividends$156,938
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-612,377
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$55,614
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$19,288,186

Vendors for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-02-28
██████████CRM software2020-02-28
███████Content management system software2020-02-26
█████████Marketing software2020-02-26
█████████Content management system software2020-02-26
███████ ███ ███████Tax accounting2019-05-15
███████ █████████Research Consulting$209,0512015-05-01
███████ ███████ ███ █████ ███Tax accounting2015-02-06

Personnel at Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Richard DoblinExecutive Director-May 15, 2019
Rick DoblinFounder and Executive Director$100,000Aug. 7, 2019
████ █████Director of Strategic Communications-Aug. 7, 2019
██████ ████████████Director of Development-Aug. 7, 2019
███ ███████Executive Director and Head of Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs-Aug. 7, 2019
███████ ████████Director of Clinical Operations-Aug. 7, 2019
█████ ███████████████Director of Research Development and Regulatory Affairs-Aug. 7, 2019
███████ ████ ████████Director-Aug. 7, 2019
████ █████ ████Director of Harm Reduction, Zendo Project-Aug. 7, 2019
█████ ████████Clinical Data Manager-Aug. 7, 2019
...and seven more key personnel

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