Our Impact | Overview

How can a small organization make a big impact toward curing MS? Not by funding a few more research projects, but by enabling researchers worldwide to make more breakthroughs at a faster pace!
We catalyze essential and innovative research by:

  • Providing a stimulating, open online community for MS researchers that fosters the generation of novel ideas
  • Making it possible for researchers to test out these ideas by quickly and inexpensively providing them with the essential “raw materials” they need
  • Promoting open access principles in MS research so that information flows freely to those who can optimize its impact

Key Contributions

ACP’s uniquely valuable collection of data and biosamples now has thousands of samples and datasets, as well as millions of data points deposited for the benefit of all researchers.Review the Repository’s current status.
iConquerMS™ engages people with MS to help drive MS research by sharing their health information and connecting with researchers via an online portal (iConquerMS™) to accelerate efforts toward improving treatments and finding a cure for MS.
This online resource was launched in the spring of 2012 to educate and connect investigators who study MS, catalyzing connections across disciplines that help accelerate our progress toward curing MS.
The MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network is a multi-stakeholder network coming together to define and address the issue of racial/ethnic minority underrepresentation in multiple sclerosis research.
Some of our early-stage initiatives to enable research include the development of an integrated data repository to leverage the power of “big data”, and the ACP Clinical Effectiveness Study Network.
Orion Bionetworks is a multi-institution cooperative alliance that is unlocking the power of shared data and predictive modeling to help transform our understanding of diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and accelerate the search for cures.
ACP resources—such as the Repository—have enabled more than 75 studies worldwide, including some of the scientific publications found in this section.