Moving from laboratory studies to human trials Once potentials treatments are identified they need to be tested in human trials. We thus fund pilot trials to test promising therapies. We also aim to support larger, multi-centre trials that need to be international due to the rarity of the ataxia, by assisting with the recruitment of participants and engaging with pharmaceutical companies and ataxia related charities worldwide. Click this link to see the latest Spinocerebellar ataxia clinical trials.Click this link to see the latest Friedreich's ataxia clinical trials. To read about the research presented at the International Ataxia Research Conference which took place in March 2015, take a look at our research summaries on Biomarkers and functional measures as well as Clinical trials and designs.