MND Clinical Research and Clinical Trials in Sheffield

Our team at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) are 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.

Taking part

Participation in any research project is entirely voluntary. No one who visits the clinic should feel under any pressure to take part in a research project.

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) provides detailed information about the MND healthcare 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 on the UK MND CSG website.

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.

The Sheffield MND Research Advisory Group

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 the researchers at SITraN. 

The group aims to ensure that patients' and carers' views and needs are considered in our research. Their website contains more information about the group’s role and how to become a member.

An Introduction to SITraN:

Professor Dame Pam Shaw, Director of SITraN, discusses some of the ground-breaking work that goes on at the centre, which is one of the world's leading centres for research into Motor Neuron Disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.