FutureMS uses clinical examinations, brain imaging and genetics to try to predict how severe an individual's MS will be. The study is now fully recruited.


  • Multiple sclerosis

About the project

FutureMS is a Scotland-wide study for people who have recently been diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).

When people are newly diagnosed with MS, they do not know what the future will hold. Most people experience occasional bouts of symptoms called 'relapses', but doctors cannot predict how often, or how severe these relapses will be. This can make it difficult for people to make decisions about their lifestyle, work and family. FutureMS aims to give people MS greater clarity about what their future may hold.

By supporting a more accurate prognosis for individuals, FutureMS will also help doctors to prescribe the right medication at the right time for the right person. This is sometimes called 'personalised medicine'.



Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre




Fully recruited


FutureMS Research Nurse
0131 465 9517

Eligibility criteria

FutureMS is now closed for new recruitment, but follow-up visits and analysis are ongoing.