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Our research strategy

Action for M.E.’s research strategy focuses on increasing interest and investment in biomedical research.

We achieve this by working collaboratively with people affected by M.E., scientists, clinicians and industry professionals, aiming to more money and more people into the field.

Our 2016 – 2021 strategy sets out how we invest in change through our research activity.

At present, we are:

  • providing the Secretariat for the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC), including organising its annual science conference for researchers, clinicians, patients, carers and industry professionals
  • working with the Scottish Government Chief Scientists’ Office to match-fund a three-year PhD studentship to kick-start more research activity in Scotland
  • planning to launch Fellowship funding in the next year
  • funding a biomedical research project into  autonomic dysfunction at Newcastle University
  • planning our five-year follow up to  M.E. time to deliver, consulting with people affected by M.E. to get an up-to-date picture of the impact of the illness on health, welfare, education, employment and training; this will inform our future work and provide evidence for our awareness-raising and influencing work.