Researchers who wish to request samples and data from the Repository submit an application describing their proposed research experiment and the samples and data required.
The Repository Oversight Committee evaluates each application to determine how the work will further MS and related disease research and makes recommends regarding the application. When ACP approves an application, samples and data are released to the researcher following signing of the materials transfer agreement. As a condition of receiving samples and data from the Repository, the researcher agrees to submit the per-sample data resulting from the use of the samples for inclusion in the Repository database.
Read summaries of the research studies that have been supported by the Repository.