If you are interested in requesting samples and/or data from the ACP Repository, we ask that you submit a written proposal describing the type and amount of samples needed, the planned research, details regarding the data that will be returned to the repository, status of IRB approval and funding, etc. We encourage you to request as many samples as you feel are necessary to produce a valid conclusion for your investigation.
This proposal will be reviewed by Accelerated Cure Project staff for completeness, alignment with the purpose of the repository, and our ability to fulfill the request. You will be notified of any issues and given the opportunity to submit changes.
After preliminary review, the proposal will be further reviewed by our Repository Oversight Committee, which will make a recommendation on whether to grant your request. Factors that are weighed during this evaluation process include:
- Potential benefit to people with MS and/or related demyelinating diseases.
- Scientific merit of the proposal.
- Adequacy of the plans for contributing data back to the repository.
Oversight committee reviews take place bimonthly; proposals are sent to committee members on the first business day of January, March, May, July, September, and November. We recommend that you send your proposal to Accelerated Cure Project 2 weeks or more before the next distribution date in order to be included in that review cycle.
Accelerated Cure Project will make a final decision on providing the samples and data to you. If we are unable to meet your needs, we will attempt to identify an alternate resource for you.