The Columbia Protocol for Research

The rater/clinician-administered Columbia Protocol/Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) for research assess severity and intensity of suicidal ideation, types of suicidal behaviors, and lethality of suicide attempts at time points and over time periods that are typical for randomized control trials. To find out if your research qualifies for free use of the protocol, please contact us.

This website also provides researcher-related information on:

The Project has a separate webpage with specific information about the use of the Columbia Protocol  in research funded by pharmaceutical companies (including licensing requirements).

Configure Your Toolkit

It’s easy to assemble and download a toolkit of the Columbia Protocol scales and related documents you need to use the protocol in your setting to assess suicidal ideation and behavior. Just make the selections below. For more information on and access to the computer-automated, patient-reported tools, visit ERT.

Please note that as of April 13, 2017  the links to our electronic library have changed due to a security upgrade in the Dropbox account.  If you research program has recently obtained permission to use the Columbia Protocol and was given access to our Dropbox electronic library prior to April 13, 2017, please contact us  for an updated set of instructions.