Suicide is the result of complex interactions between genetic, individual and social factors. We believe that the most effective way of approaching this complex topic is through interdisciplinary research. NASP brings together different scientific fields such as genetics, psychology, psychiatry, epidemiolgy, etc and combines findings to produce integrated theoretical frameworks about suicidal behaviour.

The research process at NASP can be described as cycles between basic and applied research. Through basic research, we try to understand fundamental aspects of suicidal behaviours, while in applied research we aim primarily at the reduction of suicidal behaviours by developing and evaluating means of suicide prevention.