Taking part in research as a patient is a wonderful way to bring us ever closer to finding a cure for ataxia. Below is a list of current research trials and projects that are recruiting for patients with FA.

I would like to say that the nicotinamide trials I have been involved with have so far been encouraging and I feel proud to know that some day the quality of life of those with Ataxia may be improved.

- Patrick

Natural history study in Friedreich's ataxia (EFACTS)

Trial in London - Testing the effect of a drug called Omaveloxolone (also see trial website) RECRUITMENT NOW CLOSED

Trial in Bristol - Testing the effect of a drug called 'granulocyte colony stimulating factor' in FA (also see here for more information) RECRUITMENT NOW CLOSED

Effectiveness of a speech therapy technique called LSVT in improving communication in people with Friedreich's ataxia. RECRUITMENT NOW CLOSED.