Ataxia UK aims to support ataxia researchers in a variety of ways. We provide funding,  help to recruit participants with ataxia to studies, facilitate research and provide resources and information about ataxia research developments. 

We also run a patient support group, can provide advice, and act as a link between researchers and people with ataxia. We host and support research conferences, such as the International Ataxia Research Conference 2015 and 2017. Please see our Research Strategy for more information.

Resources for researchers


Ataxia UK funds ataxia research and considers a variety of proposals. See apply for funding. A list of current and recently funded projects can be seen Ataxia UK have also passed the 2015 peer review audit by the Association of Medical Research Charities, of which we are a member.

Researchers’ registry

Join our researchers’ registry to receive updates on relevant events, funding opportunities and research developments. Join here.

Research conferences

The last Ataxia research conference which took place was in March 2015 and was a great success, with around 350 people attending in total. Click here for more information on the International Ataxia Research Conference 2015, where you can find the abstract book and delegate list and information on drug development from the European Medicine Agency.

Patient registry

Ataxia UK has a large registry of people with different types of ataxia and we often facilitate recruitment of participants for studies. See taking part in research. This has been very beneficial, particularly in clinical studies. If you would like help finding participants with ataxia, please email [email protected] 


As a patient support group Ataxia UK has partnered with researchers in externally funded projects. We welcome approaches from researchers for partnering opportunities. 

Advice and information

Ataxia UK research staff welcome enquiries from academic and industry researchers. Please contact the Research Projects Manager at [email protected]. Researchers new to the ataxia field may also be interested in the Research update section