Invest in ME Research (IiMER) was set up with the objectives of making a change in how ME is perceived and treated in the media, by health departments and by healthcare professionals. We concentrate on three key areas to concentrate our efforts on - funding for biomedical research, education and lobbying. Our aim is to find, fund and facilitate biomedical research into ME.
Invest in ME Research want to establish an international strategy of biomedical research into ME and establish a UK and European Centre of Excellence for biomedical research into ME. Help us make ME an illness which is properly understood and where adequate funding is provided for biomedical research into ME allowing treatments and cures to be found.
Other Invest in ME Research Activity
IIMER are facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into ME.
The charity is currently funding important research projects for ME in the UK.
Currently the main hubs of research are at UEA/Quadram Institute Bioscience in the Norwich Research Park and at University College, London.
The IIMER Advisory Board is made up of eminent reseachers who are helping the charity to form a credible and productive biomedical research strategy which will provide the best and quickest route for translating research into possible treatments and cures for this disease.
Invest in ME Research are one of the founder members of the European ME Alliance (EMEA) – a grouping of charities and patient organisations working together across Europe. Now thirteen countries collaborating.
Let's Do It For ME
Let's do it for ME! is a patient-driven campaign to raise awareness and vital funds for a UK Centre of Excellence for translational biomedical research into ME, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients, training and information for healthcare staff, which would be based in the Norwich Research Park in the UK and aiming to work collaboratively with international biomedical researchers.
In addition to the International ME Conference the charity also organises an annual International Research Colloquium which attracts researchers from around the world in order to discuss experiences and open up collaborations in order to find answers for this disease. By facilitating and initiating these links far quicker progress can be made in finding the cause of this disease.
Centre of Excellence for ME
Translational biomedical research - an iterative feedback of information between the basic and clinical research domains in order to accelerate knowledge translation from lab to bedside and back to lab again - allows translation of findings in basic research more quickly and efficiently into medical practice to produce more meaningful health outcomes and facilitate the sharing of repositories and research-based facilities and laboratories. This is the model IiMER are attempting to promote in our proposal for an examination and research facility based in Norwich.