The mission of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) is to be a worldwide organization that aims to bring together researchers and clinicians in schizophrenia and related disorders to:
- Exchange the latest advances in research and facilitate the application of these findings to clinical practice and treatment.
- Promote the highest scientific and ethical standards in research.
- Commit to principles of fairness, equity, and actively promote diversity and inclusion in research.
- Advance international communication and collaboration in research.
- Cultivate the future of research in schizophrenia and related disorders by fostering the development of future generations of scientists.
- Increase the public understanding of the personal, familial, and societal impact on people with the diagnosis of schizophrenia and related disorders.
The Schizophrenia International Research Society’s vision is to advance the understanding, research, prevention and treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders until they are no longer a cause of human suffering.
SIRS believe in these Core Values:
- Commitment to Communication 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.
- Commitment to Integrity: Research, dissemination, and evidence translation must be carried out internationally with dedication, transparency and the highest ethical values, in partnership with people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and related disorders and their loved ones.
- Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity: SIRS recognizes the principles of fairness, equity, and actively promotes diversity and inclusion.
- Commitment to Educating the Next Generation Researchers: The future of research and clinical care in schizophrenia and related disorders must be supported through promoting the future generations of scientists and clinicians.
- Commitment to Eliminate Stigma: People with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, just like people with any other adversity, deserve to be treated equally, fairly, and be fully included in society.