Get Involved in MS 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 research requests
- Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Beaumont Hospital are carrying out a study exploring cognitive changes (thinking and memory) in Multiple Sclerosis. The study involves completing a short questionnaire about your cognition. You may also be invited to complete more detailed tests about your cognition and/or take part in an EEG recording session. Further information can be found here
If you are interested in participating the study, or would like further information, please contact: Dr. Orla Strahan, Research Fellow in the Academic Unit of Neurology, Trinity College Dublin via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Researchers in NUI Galway are conducting a study to explore the experiences of people living with MS as they navigate the dating world. What are the experiences of people with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis as they date, start relationships and use apps and online dating sites? NUI Galway are seeking men and women over the age of 18 to take part in a study focused on dating experiences and online dating. The study will involve a one-off online focus group that will take place in June 2020. If you are interested in taking part or want to find out more please click here
Researchers in the University of Reading are interested in hearing what people with MS have to say about the supports they would like to made available to them to support them with mental health difficulties. Psychological and medical literature suggests that people with MS are more prone to mental health problems which highlights the heightened need for such services to be made available for this population. Whilst there are some different types of support available to people with MS, not all are accessible or suitable to match the varying needs of different people living with MS. The purpose of our survey is to give people with MS the chance to have their say in what they would like to be made available to them to support them with mental health difficulties. The information that we obtain from this survey will be used to develop an intervention based on people’s experiences of psychological support since their diagnosis of MS, as well as their thoughts on what they would like in terms of content and how it is delivered. By relying on the input directly from people living with MS we will be able to develop something more suitable to the varying needs of people with MS.
To read more about our research and take part in the survey, please go to the following website and click the ‘start’ button at the bottom of the page. https://research.reading.ac.uk/neurodegenerative-diseases/multiple-sclerosis/ If you have difficulty accessing the survey on the information page, it can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/5YTssp4pDVFciYEe9
MS Ireland's Research Strategy for 2015-2019
Information for Researchers
Useful Information For Those Carrying Out MS-Related Research.
Research We Fund
MS Ireland Supports Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Researchers in Finding Participants For Studies and Disseminating Research Findings.