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COVID-19: Resources for Researchers

The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound impacts. The National MS Society certainly understands that for many reasons this situation may result in disruptions to ongoing research projects or delays in the ability to initiate projects. Please contact your Society program officer if your work is experiencing disruptions. We will work with you to provide accommodations as best we can.
FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials in relation to COVID-19 (pdf)

 NIH guidance for grantees and applicants

 National MS Society COVID-19 Information

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Making Minorities a Priority in Research Recruitment

Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in MS research, resulting in a lack of evidence about their disease characteristics and optimal treatment. You can play a vital role in correcting this imbalance by working to include members of minority groups in the studies you conduct or support. Use this toolkit to help you learn more about what is currently known about MS in different racial and ethnic minorities, and help you reach out to these communities and work with them in ways that are culturally appropriate, effective, and mutually beneficial.

Suggested Practices for Successful Recruiting


It all starts with you! To achieve our shared vision of a world free of MS, the National MS Society supports a wide variety of research programs aimed at stopping MS in its tracks, restoring function, and ending the disease forever.


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