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 Opportunities in Research

  1. 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 roll out 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.
  2. University of Limerick - Bladder dysfunction and management strategies among people with Multiple sclerosis (MS): a qualitative study of people with MS perspectives.The aim of this study is to explore management strategies administered by people with MS who have urinary symptoms. Urinary symptoms can include urgency (the sudden need to go to the toilet) or frequency (going to the toilet very often) or nocturia (needing to wake up in the night to go to the toilet). >> Find out how you can get involved

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.

Get in touch

If you would like help with your research, contact Aoife Kirwan on or call (01) 6781612

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Research Strategy

MS Ireland's Research Strategy for 2015-2019

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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.