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FAQs about Society Research

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Does the Society run its own labs?

No. This would duplicate facilities already available at top-notch universities. The Society instead funds investigators working on projects at their own institutions.

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How does the Society decide which direction we should be taking in research?

Strategic research decisions are made through a process of consensus building among advisors and specially constituted groups engaged for this purpose. Our Scientific Advisory Committee (see Peer Review committees) is charged with ongoing review of the state of MS research and recommending areas for new focus or changed emphasis. The Society recently engaged in consensus-building on priorities to guide our research funding in coming years. Read about the Society's Research Principles and Priorities

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Where does the Society’s research money go?

Our research money supports a spectrum of grants, collaborations and training fellowships, which includes support for research personnel, supplies and equipment. We also support scientific workshops to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas and to facilitate communication of new findings in a field that, owing to the nature of MS, encompasses may different scientific disciplines.

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