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Sheffield MND Research

MND Clinical Research in Sheffield

The Sheffield Team offers people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) a clinical service and access to clinical research studies. Our team at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) is at the forefront of research into MND and other neurodegenerative disorders. Our research is furthering our understanding of the causes of MND, pioneering new treatments, and bringing new hope to patients and families across the country.

Participation in any research is strictly voluntary. No one should feel under any pressure to take part in a research project.

Taking Part

There are many clinical research projects taking place, both in Sheffield and across the country. The UK Motor Neurone Disease Clinical Studies Group (UK MND CSG) is the only place to find out about all MND clinical research studies across the whole of the UK, in a patient-friendly and accessible format.  Details of the studies currently open to new participants in Sheffield are available here.

You can also search for research projects relating to MND (or any other condition) at the NIHR’s Be Part of Research website.

The MND Association website includes information on research studies they fund and promote, and you may wish to sign up to their MND Research List to receive emails about upcoming projects and opportunities to get involved.

If you are interested in participating in a research project taking place in Sheffield, please can speak to your Consultant or contact the Care Centre Coordinator. They can give you information regarding the projects which are currently recruiting, and let you know if you may be eligible to take part.

We are funded by the Sheffield Institute Foundation (www.sifoundation.com), the MND Association and many other organisations/charities. The Sheffield team is committed to discovering more about MND and looking for new treatments.

CAN I HELP with research into the cause and cure of motor neurone disease?

If you are interested in participating in any of these research projects, your clinical care team or Sister Theresa Walsh can provide more details (telephone: 0114 222 2266, email: Theresa.Walsh@sheffield.ac.uk).

No-one who visits clinic should feel under any pressure to take part in research projects.

You can also get involved with the research process by joining the Sheffield MND Research Advisory Group, a committee of patients, carers and family members who inform and advise researchers at SITraN. The group aims to get your views included in our research. For more information click here.

Further information on research being carried at Sheffield is available on the SITraN website.

The MND Association also provides a good source of information on research and clinical trials.