The Trevor Project is committed to producing innovative research that brings new knowledge and clinical implications to the field of suicidology. To accomplish this, The Trevor Project takes a two-pronged approach.
1. We partner with external research organizations (such as academic institutions) to carry out complex investigations that range from program evaluations to interventions.
2. We monitor, analyze, and evaluate existing data collected from Trevor-served youth to produce insights into vulnerable populations, suicidal risk factors, and social factors influencing suicidal ideation and attempts.
The Trevor Project receives a large number of requests for research collaborations and has a limited capacity for new projects. Our process for establishing research partnerships is selective and, as such, as ask that you consider the following questions before reaching out to Trevor staff:
1. Does your proposed project have a clear and direct focus on suicide (influencing factors, outcomes, prevention, or risk mitigation)?
2. Does your proposed project focus on LGBTQ youth? Which subgroups of LGBTQ youth are you interested in studying?
3. Who will be the primary researchers on this project? (Unfortunately, we cannot consider high school or undergraduate proposals. For graduate students, we are able to consider only dissertation projects.)
If you believe your project will focus on suicide and LGBTQ youth under 25, please complete the application for collaboration & data sharing here and email the completed form to [email protected]. You may also email [email protected] to schedule a time to talk with our Research & Data Manager about your proposal.