Invitation to Participate

Our research process begins with patients, families, and friends. If you, or a family member, have been diagnosed with MS, we invite you to join this study. Large numbers of participants and their families are needed to help achieve our ambitious goals.

Please help us achieve our common goal.

Participants will be asked to:

Read and sign a consent and authorization form
Complete a clinical information form
Complete a family information form
Donate a blood sample (approximately five tablespoons)

To participate or request additional information, please complete our brief intake survey or contact us directly at:

UCSF Clinical Coordinator
675 Nelson Rising Lane Box 3206
San Francisco, CA 94158
1 (866) MS-GENES or 1 (866) 674-3637
Fax: 1 (415) 476-1256

At all times, records and other information that is shared with investigators are handled in a confidential manner. There will be no charges for participation in this study. De-identified data may be shared with qualified researchers to accelerate discovery.

Study Enrollment Flow Chart

Participant fills out an intake survey

UCSF contacts participant to sign a consent form and set up a blood sample collection

Sample is sent to UCSF, de-identified, and becomes part of a DNA bank. With thousands of other samples, it is added to experiments aimed at identifying MS susceptibility genes

To view our current studies and availability, click here.