Get Involved in Research

MS Ireland helps researchers with their projects by offering advice, data and access to our MS community. We encourage people with MS to get involved in research that is ethical, appropriately organised by a recognised institution and sanctioned by that research authority.

Current Opportunities

  1. 'Better Balance' Programme - The MS Research Team at the University of Limerick, led by Professor Susan Coote, have developed a falls prevention programme for people with multiple sclerosis and we would like to assess how suitable and effective the programme is. More info >>
  2. A Health Research Board funded study called ‘Patients’ Preferences for Health’ are looking for volunteers. More info >> 
  3. Fintan Murphy (MSc Physiotherapy) along with Professor Susan Coote (School of Allied Health) of the University of Limerick are inviting you to take part in an online questionnaire examining physical activity behaviour in people with Multiple Sclerosis. This is an international project in collaboration with researchers in the USA and in Germany. More info >>
  4. All-Ireland genomics study - Irish life sciences company, Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) have announced an important scientific research study aimed at unlocking the mystery of the genetic and lifestyle factors that contribute to MS. Volunteers with MS currently being treated at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Tallaght Hospital, Cork University Hospital or Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry are invited to participate in the study which aims to identify these factors in order to find better treatments, diagnoses and, ultimately, a cure for MS. GMI also hopes to rollout additional study sites around the country in future. Interested volunteers should speak with their clinical team at one of the current research sites for more information.
  5. Online mindfulness programme - The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway is currently recruiting people with MS to take part in a free, online and internet-delivered mindfulness programme. If you are interested in taking part, email or call (091) 495391 or visit Centre of Pain website for further information.
  6. Post-traumatic stress disorder after MS diagnosis - Gary Treacy, a PhD student from NUI Maynooth, is conducting a study looking at how people act in response to receiving a diagnosis of a chronic medical illness (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis). Participants would be required, on one occasion, to complete a questionnaire booklet containing numerous psychological measures. The duration of completing the questionnaire booklet is approximately 20 to 30 minutes. To participate, please follow the following link Information is available in the Participant Information Leaflet. If you require further information regarding any aspect of the proposed study now or at any time in the future, please contact the researcher Gary Treacy on 087-6511659

The projects listed here are for information purposes only. If you choose to get involved in any project you do so at your own discretion. Please read the information provided carefully and make contact with the individual researchers if you have questions

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Get in touch

If you would like help with your research, contact Aoife Kirwan on or call (01) 6781600.

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