How many people with MS do you need?

In order to address a wide range of research questions, we need thousands to tens of thousand of people affected by MS as participants. We also welcome participants who are not affected by MS for comparison purposes. Because MS is so varied, it’s also important to include diverse individual experiences.

One person can ask an important research question, but information from thousands of individuals may be needed to answer that question. An example of that can be found in heart disease, where important healthcare advances have been made through the analysis of data from thousands of people.