Starting Your Search
The ALS Association partners with the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information about both federally and privately funded ALS clinical trials and observational studies.
To find a study enrolling new participants in your area:
- Click on the Advanced Trial Search tab.
- Under the Trial Status heading, click the box next to Recruiting.
- Under Type of Study heading, select either Interventional Trial (if you are looking for clinical trials) or Observational Study.
- Scroll down the page to the Location pull down menu and click on the state where you live.
Depending on the type of study you selected, all the clinical trials or the observational studies in your area that are enrolling new participants will be listed in a table at the bottom of the page. You can expand or narrow your search by selecting additional criteria in the Study Factors lists at the top of the page.
In addition to using online searches, people with ALS and their caregivers can speak directly with a NEALS ALS trial liaison by calling 855-437-4823 or emailing [email protected]. The liaison can answer your questions about participating in research, help you navigate the NEALS database and assist with enrolling in a trial or study.
There are several other ways you can search for research opportunities, whether you are interested in participating or simply would like to get more information:
ClinicalTrials.gov is the largest database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies being conducted around the world. It is maintained by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and provides information about both interventional and observational studies for people with ALS, their family members and their caregivers.
ALS Signal is a search tool developed by I AM ALS that provides information about ongoing and upcoming clinical and observational research. The tool links to the ClinicalTrials.gov database for more information about each study.
ClinWiki has developed an ALS-specific search tool for both clinical trials and observational studies. You can narrow your search using various categories, such as ALS onset, breathing ability, remote monitoring, etc.