Remote Viewing Research

Announcing IRVA’s Latest Research Initiative – IRU – the IRVA Research Unit!

IRVA Research Unit Logo All IRVA members welcome to participate!

At the core of this initiative early on will be holding monthly creative meetings where members can share research ideas, get input from other members, form their own research teams, present and discuss current RV related research and get involved in each other’s projects. These meetings will be for all those interested in research, whether brand new to it or highly experienced. No degree, affiliation, or anything is required except to be a current IRVA member. Of course we will very much welcome seasoned researchers who can share their expertise as well.

We will have our first meeting at the 2020 IRVA conference (see schedule at for exact time, day and room to be announced).

Our first webinar meeting will be held via in April, 2020. Please return to this page at the end of March for the upcoming meeting dates and zoom link.

IRU Mission: To promote research for advancing remote viewing, improving remote viewing applications and understanding the phenomenological basis.

IRU is still very much in development and at this meeting and others we will solicit input from members and also invite those who are interested to take on volunteer roles in the unit.

Initial Actions for IRU have been identified as follows:

  • Solicit ideas for innovative remote viewing (RV) research projects from a variety of sources, including those involved in remote viewing activities, IRVA members, individuals in private organizations, researchers in academic facilities and innovators and visionaries in interdisciplinary areas.
  • Identify potential research support sources and submit RV or RV related research projects to them for action consideration.
  • Perform liaison and coordination for the research projects that are feasible and accepted by the research support sources.
  • IRU to integrate efforts with other research related IRVA activities, i.e., Warcollier Award.
  • IRU to assist in the development of remote viewers as competent researchers.
  • Prepare guidelines for performing RV research acceptable for professional journal publications or in other sources.
  • Develop procedures for the initiation of a professional Journal of Remote Viewing (JRV).
  • Develop plans for obtaining funds for supporting the various research projects. Funding sources independent of IRVA if necessary.
  • Keep IRVA Board of Directors informed on various existing projects.

Rationale for IRU’S formation - According to IRVA’s founding documents and current website, IRVA was created with four objectives in mind, one being “to encourage scientifically sound research”.

The IRVA Research Unit is being formulated to carry out these objectives, with the recognition research efforts need to be more focused, consolidated, expanded, intensified, and brought into present time.

Efforts such as the Warcollier Award, which was established in 2011, have been successful in reigniting the research mandate and encouraging the development of new researchers, and in raising awareness of remote viewing amongst more seasoned researchers. The new Lyn Buchanan Travel grant for students showing future potential as researchers is also a step in this direction. Still there is much work in this area to be done. We are prepared to do it!

Present IRU Committee Formation Team:
Debra Lynne Katz, Dale Graff, Sean Mahoney

Questions? Debra at: