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MDSC Research Council

Through working directly with researchers and scientists, the MDSC Medical and Scientific Advisory Council -- made up of leaders in the field -- selects a number of studies each year that will be made available for the MDSC members to participate in if they so choose.

MSAC SealEach research proposal received is carefully reviewed for content, ethics, and feasibility before forwarding the information onto our members. If approved, the MDSC will develop a study dissemination plan in partnership with the researcher. The MDSC is sensitive to the confidential nature of our membership information and at no time does the MDSC sell or share member information with researchers.

If you are seeking participants for a research project that you would like the MDSC Medical and Scientific Advisory Council to consider, you must submit a proposal that includes the full study and IRB approval to

See this document for complete information on the kinds of research projects the MDSC has supported, the kinds of supports the MDSC can provide and detailed cost guidelines.