Foundation Activities

The Foundation serves as a clearinghouse for the research of scholars and scientists, as well as nonprofessional investigators in cyclic behavior. The Foundation’s principle activities lie in three areas:

Original Research

The Foundation’s research program aims to isolate, record, classify, catalog, compare, project, and monitor significant cycles in time series data with the use of computer analysis and the latest statistical techniques. Results are regularly reported in Cycles Magazine, and occasionally are issued separately as special reports. The Foundation also updates past analyses using current data.


The most extensive selection of unique computerized statistical data found anywhere in the world is maintained by the Foundation. Many series are exclusive to the Foundation, which is continually enlarging its database of statistical series. The Foundation’s “catalog” of more than 4,300 definitive cycles, recorded by length and by discipline, is updated regularly.

Communication and Education Cycles Magazine

Cycles Magazine (ISSN 0011-4294) has been published continuously since June of 1950 to disseminate the Foundation’s research to its members. The Journal of Interdisciplinary Cycle Research, published since 1970, provides a forum for more technical papers. The Foundation also maintains an extensive catalog of publications on cycles and related subjects that are available for purchase.

The Foundation for the Study of Cycles