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

Exploring cognitive changes (thinking and memory) in Multiple Sclerosis

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: strahano@tcd.ie


Exploring the experiences of people living with MS and Dating

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


Exploring the Associates of Anxiety in People with Multiple Sclerosis 

Researchers from the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University are currently looking for people with MS to take part in a study which will explore the factors associated with anxiety. Anxiety is a common experience in people with MS, but unfortunately this has also been linked with several negative physical and quality of life outcomes. By identifying the key associates of anxiety, the study aims to highlight some potential causes and methods of reducing anxiety in people living with MS.  

If you agree to take part in the study, you will be asked to complete a short survey (10-20 minutes) which will collect some information on your experience of anxiety along with your thoughts about MS, your levels of social support and engagement in exercise. The content of this survey was guided by input from a panel of people with MS. 

The survey can be accessed using the link below https://maynoothpsychology.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d0iUZeY2sQEetRr.  

All input is greatly appreciated. 


Exploring The perceptions of CBD oil

A fourth-year B. Applied Food Science and Nutrition student in St. Angela’s College, Sligo is researching the perceptions of CBD oil from the perspective of people living with MS as part of their final year research project. Find out how to get involved


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. 

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


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MS Ireland's Research Strategy for 2015-2019

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Information for Researchers

Useful Information For Those Carrying Out MS-Related Research.

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MS Ireland Supports Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Researchers in Finding Participants For Studies and Disseminating Research Findings.

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