The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (ACP) is a patient-founded national non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating advances toward a cure for MS.
ACP believes that research is the only way to greatly improve the outlook for people with MS. The organization promotes scientific collaboration and accelerates research by rapidly and cost-effectively providing researchers with data and biospecimens they need to explore novel research ideas that can lead to better care for people with MS. Its strategic initiatives include:
- The ACP Repository: A collection of highly characterized biosamples and data from over 3,000 subjects, available to any scientists conducting research that can positively impact people with MS
- The Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum: An online community connecting, educating, and challenging researchers (www.msdiscovery.org)
- The OPT-UP Program: A large-scale, real world treatment outcomes clinical study and collaborative research program to optimize treatment of MS and understand progressive disability
The organization's innovative approach enables MS research to advance rapidly and catalyzes collaborative efforts toward a significant impact on this devastating disease. Its resources have supported 70 research studies worldwide and generated almost 300 million returned data points for collaborative data mining and disease modeling.