UCSF MS Biorepository


The MSDB makes biological materials (DNA, serum, and plasma) available to qualified researchers studying Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or other diseases that will help researchers understand the underlying causes of MS. In keeping with the variety of family structures seen in the general population, ascertainment was not restricted to isolated cases, and when possible, collection was extended to family members.

The available datasets include the following categories:

Multi-Case MS Families
Single-Case MS Families
MS Cases & Controls
African American MS Cases & Controls

The MSDB is supported by the US National Multiple Sclerosis Society


To gain access to the bio-repository, please submit request to biorepository@ucsf.edu. Please provide your affiliation and a brief explanation of your interest in the repository.