National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Researchers are committed to finding solutions for everyone affected by MS – the very people who hold the key to the answers. Without participants in research studies, MS research would come to a standstill.
People with MS, and sometimes family members, can make a difference by volunteering for clinical treatment trials and other research studies, or by donating their DNA from blood samples. There are other ways to participate in future studies through arrangements for tissue donation.
Research volunteers are critical for progress.
Take part in research that may change daily life with MS.
A thoughtful decision that may find answers.
Giving DNA can help to end MS forever.
Listed below are two opportunities for people with MS to move MS research forward, NARCOMS and iConquerMS™. These are separate efforts and there's no restriction to participating in both. Read more below.
This registry of people willing to participate in MS research was initiated by the Consortium of MS Centers to facilitate multicenter studies. As of May 2007, the number of participants surpassed 37,000. Information is available in Spanish. Read more about Narcoms here or visit the website by clicking below.
Your voice can be a part of MS research by participating in iConquerMS™. Data gathered will be used by researchers to find patterns that might not be visible otherwise, which have the potential to lead to identifying the causes of MS, determining who will best respond to various therapies, and find new improved treatments for the disease.
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