Conduct research on the data we already hold
Host a questionnaire on our web platform
Conduct recruitment to a Clinical trial
If you have an idea or a research question that could be answered by our participants or with anonymised data then you can start the application process here. All type of enquiry are welcome:First complete the 'scoping form'.
The Register team will then invite you to have a telephone/video call to discuss your enquiry. This is to ascertain if we have the data you need, or if itâ€™s a questionnaire - what are the details of it. We also need to establish any methods for paying for your project and provide you an estimate of cost. If your project is likely to be something that can be considered, we will then tell you to proceed to the next stage and complete an 'application form'.
The success of the application will be based on your content, potential participant burden, impact and relevance to people with MS, MS Register capacity and your planned outputs. The process from initial discussion to deployment of data can take up to six months, depending on what is required.
All Application forms are reviewed by the MS Register Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). This committee consists of the following people:
People with MS / MS Society Research Network members:
The committee's purpose is to review incoming requests from researchers and to ensure that they have relevant and interesting scientific questions. They also take a position on how the question is likely to be received amongst the Register audience and a measure of what your outputs are likely to be.
The SSC meets every three months to review applications, please see below for forthcoming meetings and application deadlines:
|Deadline for applications||Date of meeting|
|23rd November 2023||7th December 2023|
|22nd February 2024||7th March 2024|
|9th May 2024||23rd May 2024|
|29th August 2024||12th September 2024|
|21st November 2024||5th December 2024|
The MS Register also has a bank of specific data that can be used for PHD projects. Please get in touch if you are a PHD student or a supervisor who would like to work with MS Register data.
The Register charges to cover the costs of accessing the existing data and also for the design, hosting and deployment of questionnaires. Please call the team for more information.
Data Hosting & Data Linkage
We can securely host datasets which are only accessible by you and your team. Our research platform also offers a data linkage service to allow you to work with more data.Research Platform
Register Platform Consulation Services
We are pleased to offer any advice on setting up a Register and can even go further in offering platform design and hosting. Please call for more information.Contact Us