From time to time, local researchers seek subjects for their MS studies. When these opportunities arise, the Greater New England Chapter makes this information available to you. See below for the most current local opportunities.
Are you a person with MS who may be interested in participating in a clinical trial?
Local Clinical Trials Recruiting Patients
To participate in some of these studies, you may have to reside near the facility, as treatment and follow-up visits will be necessary throughout the course of the study. Also, please keep in mind that clinical trials often have strict criteria for enrollment, specifying the type of people (disease type, duration, age, etc.) they are seeking to participate. These help to ensure that the results will be as reliable and as effective as possible. If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial we encourage you to discuss the possibility with your personal physicians.
- Surveying scientific literacy of stem cell therapeutics in patients with demyelinating disease
- An Online Self-Guided Meditation Course for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
- A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled variable treatment duration study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Siponimod (BAF312) in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis
- Resilience and Health in People with Multiple Sclerosis – an online survey
- Imaging effects of neurotrophic factor genes on brain plasticity and repair in multiple sclerosis
- A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy of Natalizumab on Reducing Disability Progression in Subjects With Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (ASCEND SPMS)
- DECIDE: Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Parallel-group, Monotherapy, Active-control Study to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of Daclizumab High Yield Process (DAC HYP) versus Avonex® (Interferon β 1a) in Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
- A combination trial of Copaxone plus Estriol in relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Do you need help recruiting participants for an MS research study?
The Greater New England Chapter may be able to assist PhD and/or MD-level researchers recruit people with MS and/or family members for appropriate Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved research/clinical trial studies.
If you are the primary investigator and would like the chapter’s assistance to recruit participants for your MS research, please submit a letter of request to the chapter.
Please include the following information:
- Name of trial/study
- Name and Academic credentials of the Principal Investigator (PI)
- Description of study to include: purpose, who is being recruited, and methodology of study
- Start and end dates for recruitment phase of study
- Copy of Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval letter
- Any other information as requested by the chapter
Once approved, research recruitment will be posted at the chapter website and in the chapter newsletter as space allows. Targeted mailings to chapter members for the purpose of recruiting study participants will be considered only if staff resources are available and funding for the mailing is provided.
The chapter does not assist in the recruitment of participants for market research studies. The chapter reserves the right to decline participation in the recruitment process for any research study for any reason.
Send all requests to:
Director of Clinical & Long-Term Care Services
National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter
101A First Avenue, Suite 6
Waltham, MA, 02451