Donations Update for NRP Projects

Mainstreaming Fasttracking Research into ME

A new update to our gut microbiota and related projects being performed at the UK Centre of Excellence for ME in Norwich Research Park brings the total raised so far for projects there to £177,000.

We are now funding future phases of the work to build the Centre of Excellence for ME foundations.

More about this research is available here.

A foundation of biomedical research is now established with 5 PhDs participating in biomedical research into ME and preparations being made for a UK clinical trial of rituximab.
Thanks to our supporters this is astonishing progress and links in to the strategy now being set up by the National Institutes of Health in USA.

With enough support this can be achieved.

Please join our CofEforME support campaign - click here

Our mascot, Professor Ldifme, was created by our supporters.

Ways to help us are shown in the column at the right of our page.



Our Current Funding Streams

Please click on the progress circles below to see the options to contribute to these funds and donate if possible.

CofE for ME
B-cell/Ritux

Trial
Gut Microbiota
Medical

Students

Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity finding, funding and facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS), as defined by WHO-ICD-10-G93.3. and promoting better education about ME.

The charity is run by volunteers - patients or parents of children with ME - with no paid staff. Overheads are kept to a minimum to enable all funds raised to go to promoting education of, and funding for biomedical research into, ME.

The charity decided early on that biomedical research into ME was crucial in order to make progress in treating this disease. We also decided that education of healthcare staff, the media, government departments, patient groups and patients was to be a priority.

The charity's objectives are to initiate, maintain and augment a strategy of high-quality biomedical research into ME, to provide education about ME, and to raise awareness of the effects of the disease on patients and families.

We are a small charity but with a growing number of supporters who have big hearts - and a determination to get the best possible research to be carried out to find the cause of myalgic encephalomyelitis and develop treatments.

We have links nationwide and also internationally.

Invest in ME Research is a founder member of the European ME Alliance (EMEA), a collaboration of European national charities and organisations.

We do not receive, and have never received funding from government or government organisations.

The charity organises an annual research Colloquium and conference regularly attracting delegates from over 15 countries and funds research at Quadram Institute Biosciences/University of East Anglia and University College London as well as influencing collaboration elsewhere, in UK, Europe and beyond.

Our conferences and colloquiums were organised from the beginning in order to provide a platform for research and a means of facilitating education about ME.

In order to bring the best education and research to bear on ME and to find and facilitate the best strategy of research into this disease the charity welcomes support for our work.