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A Collaborative Research Proposal with the CMRC

The CureME team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is excited to announce that it is collaborating with the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC), to submit a research proposal on ME/CFS to the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The CureME team is a critical partner in this informed and competitive submission, and is focusing at this early stage on developing the research proposal and ensuring the accurate categorisation of people with ME/CFS, using diagnostic criteria harmonised with our own protocols and with the US Centers of Excellence for ME/CFS (NIH funded). We will also continue our own research within the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, supporting transparent, multidisciplinary research informed by and for the benefit of people with ME/CFS. We are confident that this collaboration will help to accelerate much-needed research in this field, enabling further biomedical studies into well-defined ME/CFS.

The full statement about the joint proposal can be found below:

“The UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) and the CureME research team – UK ME/CFS Biobank – at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have collaboratively identified a research proposal that it is seeking to take forward to the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). To enable the researchers to develop a fully informed and competitive proposal, the MRC/NIHR is supporting a workshop to bring together scientists, charities and patients, to provide recommendations to improve the proposed research proposal. Following this workshop, a research application will be submitted to MRC and NIHR for consideration for funding, following peer review.”

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