Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion

An Institute of the Center for Mind and Culture

IBCSR is a research institute handling religion-focused research within the Center for Mind and Culture.

Science On Religion.org features news on the scientific study of religion, book reviews, and videos.

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Religion, Brain & Behavior is the flagship journal in the bio-cultural study of religion, discounted for IBCSR members.

Privacy Statement

Effective date: January 15, 2020

This policy explains what information we collect when you use IBCSR's website or register for membership ("services"). It also has information about how we store, use, and transfer that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law, but to earn your trust.

For site browsers: IBCSR doesn't make money from ads so we don't collect to push advertising at you. But we do collect information about your interactions with our network to make the site work optimally: the pages you visit, your ip address, information about your device (such as type of browser), and referral information. We use this information to improve services, fight spam, and generate aggregate information to guide site development and planning.

For people registering for IBCSR Research Review: we collect your email so we can mail you the free monthly IBCSR Research Review.

For IBCSR members: we collect indentifying information, including your name, email, and mailing address so we can send you the quarterly journal Religion, Brain & Behavior. When you pay for your membership, you communicate directly with a payment service and not with this site, so we neither collect nor store any financial information.

We do not share any of this information with other organizations. We neither collect nor store financial informaiton. Our platform is audited annually by a third-party qualified security assessor. Member information is deleted upon request.

If you would like more information about this privacy policy, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. IBCSR is wholly owned and operated by the Center for Mind and Culture, Inc., 566 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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