Researchers seeking participants
From time to time the MS Trust is asked by organisations to share information about studies that are about to start, or have started, or are wanting to recruit people. These organisations include pharma companies, companies working on their behalf known as Clinical Research Organisations, healthcare professionals and academic researchers.
In the event of this happening and in the interest of people with MS the MS Trust will seek confirmation from the organisation or individual that the study has the appropriate ethical approval and that any information or advert that we are being asked to share with you has ethical approval. In addition we will ensure that contact details are obtained should further information be required.
This is the only action that the MS Trust will take and we assume no further responsibility for the information shown.
Please note if you do require any further information about items posted here please use the contact details provided. The MS Trust has no further information and should not be contacted.
The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of people with MS, identify changing needs and the ways in which health professionals can provide support at different stages of the condition.
The University of Manchester is carrying out a research study to find out what life is like for families when a child has multiple sclerosis and the best ways of providing help and support. The researchers are currently seeking families who would like to take part in this study.
A researcher at the University of Surrey is investigating how people respond to being diagnosed with MS and then how they continue to feel about living with the condition. The research aims to understand thoughts and feelings about MS, about how people think and cope.
Researchers at the University of Manchester are investigating experiences of health care services for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). They are looking for participants over 18 with a diagnosis of MS and living in Greater Manchester.
The University of Plymouth is currently running a multi-centre clinical trial investigating different types of physiotherapy exercise for people with mobility and balance difficulties. They are looking for people who are experiencing mild to moderate difficulties with balance and mobility.
Researchers based in Australia are conducting an international study aimed at identifying lifestyle factors which might contribute to the progression of MS. Participants are asked to complete an online questionnaire, once each year for five years.
Researchers at Brunel University are inviting people who are over 18 years old, living in the community and have a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis to participate in a study on exercise and physical activity. You do not have to be physically active to participate in this study.
Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University are conducting a pilot study looking at whether adults in the Nottinghamshire area with MS feel their needs are being met. The study will also look at whether Occupational Therapists have been involved in meeting individuals' needs.
Researchers at the University of Glasgow are carrying out a research project exploring communicating a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
The National Research Ethics Service is trying to recruit lay members to Research Ethics Committees in the London area.