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MS Society National Electronic Letterhead - EN

Final Report / MSSRF TeamGrant
Investigator / Grantee Name
Project title
Area of research the grant fits best under
(check ONLY ONE) / Progression / Therapies
Cause / Risk factors
Nerve damage / Repair
Symptom management / Quality of life
Other please explain
Period covered by the report
(date format: from yyyy-mm-dd to yyyy-mm-dd)
Report date:
(date format yyyy-mm-dd)


Please use this form to describe the primary outcomesof your research funded by this MS Society of Canada grant for the entirefunding term.

For any questions or concerns please contact

  1. RESEARCH IMPACT(Limit: 1000 words or 2 pages)

Describe all outcomes or findingsresulting from thisprojectfor the entire duration of the funding term and what impact will this outcome have in the MS field and for people affected by MS?(E.g. major advances in understanding the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) or new or enhancedtherapies for the disease..).
Where applicable please comment on any impact of the research projectoutcomes on policy (e.g. research cited in public policy documents, advocacy publications, etc.) or in health care practice and program delivery (e.g. research cited in health professional education material, cited in clinical and service guidelines, used in program development, etc.)

  1. SUMMARY FOR LAY PUBLIC (Limit: 500 words or 1 page)

People affected by MS need information about the ongoing research funded by the MS Society. Such information not only provides hope for a future free of MS but also demonstrates the Foundation’s accountability for the funds entrusted to us and engages the community to continue to support our efforts.

The information in this section will be used in communication materials that will be distributed to people affected by MS, donors, general public and other key stakeholders. Please ensure that the lay summary is written in an easily readable style for someone who does not have a scientific background. Use short, clear sentences and simple terms.

In your lay summary please provide the following information:

a)Project summary (What was the hypothesis or objectiveof your research project aimedto address?)

b)Project description (How did you conducting the study?)

c)Research findings and updates (What has been accomplished throught out the entire funding term?)

d)Impact and relevance (How does your research fit in the bigger picture? How will the results of your studyinfluence the lives of people affected by MS?)


Describe how the collaboration between the multi team sites, how did the sites work together in terms of reaching the aims of the research project? How did working as a team result in sharing intellectual material? Describe the administrative and operational structures and their roles incoordinating activities for the research project.

  1. SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS REPORT (Limit: 1000words or 2 pages)

The scientific summary should include details of the work done on the collaborative grant, during the entire funding term. List the original aims of the research grant, and the major accomplishments or findings for the entire duration of the funding term. If the original aims have changed, please indicate the changes and the reasons. All unpublished information should be identified as such, and will be treated as confidential.


Please provide a list of all papers, meeting abstracts, presentations (scientific and lay) and manuscripts in prepration for the entire funding term that include results obtained from this grant. In addition, list any collaborations with other researchers, policy makers, advocacy organizations, health care practitioners or other stakeholders as well as any commercialization activities during resulting from this project in the past year.

Type / Number / List / Description / References
Peer-reviewed publications
Non peer-reviewed publications[1]
Manuscripts in preparation[2]
Commercialization activities[6]

Indicate the number and names of trainees involved in this project if applicable

Trainee level / Number of trainees / Trainee Names
Summer Students
Masters Students
Doctoral Students
Postdoctoral Fellows
(please specify):

Students and postdoctoral fellows promoting the research program

Young researchers are uniquely positioned to generate enthusiasm about MS research. List the names of any students or postdoctoral fellows working on this project who would be suitable for or may be interested in delivering presentationsto the public about their work. They may be invited to speak by their local MS Society office.

Student name / Training level / Institution / Email address

If the research operating grant involves the use of human subjects and/or animals, please attach the most up-to-date copy of documentation of current approval for the grant from the appropriate institutional committee(s).


[1] E.g. technical reports/ papers,government publications, handbooks, science magazines, editorials, brochures, etc.

[2] Including publications in preparation or submitted.

[3]Presentations at conferences, workshops, meetings, both scientific and lay

[4] Citations in relevant scientific literature, cited in text books, reading lists, policy documents, health professional education material, clinical and service guidelines, program development, publications, etc.

[5] Collaborations formed with other researchers, health care practitioners, program delivery experts, policy makers, other stakeholders resulting from this project. Engagement with other research centres, networks, academic institutions, government agencies.

[6] Commercialization activities such as patents filed/granted, invention disclosures, copyrights, licenses. Please specify name, number, inventors, and dates.