Trial centres

Trial centres

We will be opening centres across the UK. 

We now have clinical trial centres open in:

  • Edinburgh
  • Dundee
  • Glasgow
  • Salford
  • Aberdeen
  • Southampton
  • Inverness
  • Exeter
  • St George's London

We are also preparing to open additional UK trial centres. Whilst we are working hard to open trial sites across the country, pressures on local healthcare research, including those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, may unfortunately mean that a trial centre does not open near you.

Participants in clinical trials need to be followed up regularly to assess if potential treatments are working, and also so they can be monitored closely for safety. Due to this, trial centres are unable to assess people who live a long distance away and each centre has a certain capacity of how many participants they can recruit and monitor.

Although this may disappoint some people that they may not be able to take part in MND-SMART, this is an exciting time of rapid progression across all MND research in the UK. A number of different clinical trials are planned and good progress is being made in research labs worldwide to understand more about the disease and devise potential new treatments. Results from all of these studies including MND SMART will, over time, help provide information about the safety and effectiveness of drugs and therefore have the potential to benefit everyone living with MND. 

When we have a date for a new trial centre opening, we will publicise this here, on our website.

If you're living with MND and interested in taking part in the trial, please register your interest and we will contact you when a trial site near you is open. 

Register interest

New trial centres

If you are a researcher in the UK interested in learning more about becoming a trial centre for MND-SMART, please contact Professor Siddharthan Chandran and Dr Suvankar Pal by email on loth.mndsmart@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

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