Our expertise

The FCRIN4MS network provides scientific and methodological expertise along with the operational skills necessary to support academic and industrial researchers and sponsors at every stage of their research project.

What are our strengths?

Scientific and methodological expertise:

  • International opinion leaders in the field of multiple sclerosis and related diseases
  • A strong scientific dynamic with working groups that are experts on key subjects: Innovative therapeutic trials, Innovative imaging in MS, Epidemiology, Biomarkers, Rare inflammatory diseases
  • Methodological and operational support from the network's coordination unit

Trained staff belonging to the network:

  • Two full-time project managers dedicated to network management
  • Designated contact points in each centre: investigators and clinical research associates (CRAs). Meetings organised every six weeks with field teams
  • A member training programme: Good Clinical Practice (GCP), theoretical courses on MS and related diseases

How does FCRIN4MS support projects?

  • Support in the search for funding
  • Drafting of study documents
  • Support for project structuring
  • Stakeholder coordination
  • One-stop shop Promoter/network centers
  • Centralization and management of the feasibility study
  • Centralization and management of the feasibility study 
  • Drafting/proofreading and centralization of documents for regulatory submissions 
  • Support for scheduling preliminary site visits
  • Centralized evaluation of investigation costs in agreement with the coordinating center
  • Support the promoter to activate the signature of contracts in each center
  • Implementation of a recruitment strategy tailored to the study's objectives and constraints
  • Planning, preparation and organization of monthly telephone meetings with center CRAs
  • Planning, preparation and facilitation of meetings with center investigators
  • Project communications
  • Support for project publication


Updated on 21 February 2024