Clinical Trials for Patients

The ALS Association partners with the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) to provide the most accurate and up-to-date resource for information on both federally and privately funded clinical studies focusing on ALS and other similar motor neuron diseases. 

You can locate both interventional trials, which examine if an experimental treatment is effective and safe under controlled environments, and observational trials, which examine people in more natural environments to collect information about their disease without giving an intervention.

Search for a Clinical Trial

For example, to search for an enrolling interventional (drug) clinical trial in your area: 

  1. Click on Advanced Trial Search button 
  2. Click the state where you live in the Location pull down menu 
  3. Click Enrolling – under Study Status heading 
  4. Click Interventional Trial – under Type of Study heading 
  5. Click blue Search Button at the bottom of the page 

This will list all currently enrolling clinical trials in your area that are testing a drug. Using the Advanced Trial Search tab, you can further narrow down trials by selecting additional criteria.

Contact an ALS trial liaison

Please contact Carly Allen, Communications Manager, Northeast ALS Consortium at (855) 437-4823 or [email protected] for more information about clinical trials. She is available to answer all your questions, help navigate the NEALS clinical trial database, and can help you enroll in a trial.