Yes, what happened you might ask, and all I can say is: A great deal.
The UK National Institute of Health Research’s EME board has elevated #ChariotMS from the brawling crowd (stage 1) to the boxing ring (stage 2), and the reason they gave was this:
note that this is an important research question.”
No further patting on the back though, since the whole team is currently working out how best to address their nine other comments before deadline in three weeks time. Whoever has worked on a large grant application knows that this is an extremely testing phase; you feel so close, and yet so far from getting the means to undertake a study. I know many people with advanced MS and their families and friends are desperate for #ChariotMS to finally kick off, however the process is painfully slow and at times feels a little Kafkaesque… But hey our fighting spirit ain’t broken!
The team knows people with advanced MS can’t take no for an answer.