The studies are two years in length After the research projects are completed, the studies will be analyzed and submitted for publication in one or more scientific journals. At this point we don’t know when full data and results will be available to the public. In the meantime, several of the investigators have already been sharing their results with other scientists at medical meetings. Results from the seven projects as well as other studies will help guide our planning for future investments in this area of research.
The timing of data analysis, peer review and publication can vary widely and thus it is not possible to predict when results will be available.
As part of our commitment to keeping people with MS and the public informed of progress, researchers will be asked to provide 6-month interim updates to the National MS Society on their grant progress. Read the 18 month progress reports from all seven projects.
The U.S. and Canadian MS Societies are working with the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation and other MS Societies from around the world to ensure coordination of information and to share research data from ongoing work that is underway around the world – further speeding progress.