Research can be a financial bottomless pit at times, so it is vital that quality research be undertaken and in this regard The Irish M.E. Trust currently confine its financial support to those projects either under the direct stewardship of or fully endorsed by ME Research UK (formerly MERGE), who are a UK charity with the principal aim of commissioning and funding scientific (biomedical) investigation into the causes, consequences, and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. We consider this work to be of vital importance in the quest for quality markers in the diagnosis of ME which can subsequently lead to effective treatment.
As well as high quality research, other small-scale studies listed on this page have served two-fold. The results give information to the wider ME community as well as giving the participant the opportunity to avail of a particular treatment which they might otherwise not be in a position to.
Also listed here is an Awareness of ME & CFS Study undertaken by the Lansdowne Market Research agency.
Below are details of current and past research projects, which were funded with ME Research UK.
Assessment of visual function in ME/CFS
XMRV Replication Study
Confirmatory study of gene expression in peripheral blood of patients with Gulf War Syndrome
Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction