Welcome to the Schizophrenia International Research Society

The mission of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) is to bring together researchers from across the world who work on schizophrenia and other related disorders.



SIRS membership provides the opportunity to join and network with fellow scientists from around the world to exchange the latest advances in biological and psychosocial research in schizophrenia. Your SIRS membership benefits your career as well as your profession — an invaluable investment in your future. Join the recognized leader in promoting schizophrenia research.

Importance of Research

SIRS is committed to providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information, which is critical for the advancement and translation of scientific discovery in schizophrenia and related disorders. SIRS provides the opportunity to stay current on the latest in schizophrenia research through our partnerships with npj Schizophrenia (SIRS official journal), Schizophrenia Bulletin and Schizophrenia Research.

Support Schizophrenia Research

In order to further our mission of bringing together researchers in schizophrenia and related disorders, philanthropic gifts are needed to positively impact the field through research and clinical application. All gifts are important whether $50, $200, $2,000 or any size – they all are meaningful and needed to fuel the continued growth, development and advancement of schizophrenia research.

2021 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society 

17-21 April 2021 | A Virtual Experience

The 2021 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) to be held in a virtual format, 17-21 April 2021. This year’s theme is Bringing Precision Medicine to Mental Health Services.

SIRS is now requesting proposals and nominations for the following:

Oral/Poster Abstracts and Early Career Award Submissions: Deadline 2 December 2020
Honorific Awards Nominations: Deadline EXTENDED 16 December 2020
Global Schizophrenia Award Nominations: Deadline  EXTENDED 16 December 2020
Pharmaceutical Pipeline: Deadline 20 January 2021

Click here to see the call for proposals and the abstract submission categories and subcategories. Registration for the 2021 Congress is open. Click here to see the registration details and deadlines.




♦ The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Psychosis Webinar is now available. Watch it now!

♦ npj Schizophrenia Receives its First Impact Factorsee the details!



Listen as SIRS Secretary, Paola Dazzan, chats with Gemma Modinos about the value of SIRS membership.

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