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The Expert Review Network (TERN)

The Expert Review Network evaluates all applications for scientific merit and relevance to people affected by MS.

TERN is made up of independent experienced researchers, health care professionals and people living with MS. Their expertise covers all aspects of MS research, from developing new symptom management programmes to uncovering what causes progression.

You can read our peer review guidance to find out how a proposal is considered.

Read more about our research priorities

About the Expert Review Network (TERN)

The Expert Review Network (TERN) was established in 2020 for our open response-mode grant funding processes. It's comprised of people affected by MS and people with scientific, clinical and other expertise across MS research.

TERN members provide reviews of applications, in addition to external reviewer comments where necessary. When required and at the request of the standing Chairs of the funding rounds, appropriate members are drawn from TERN to constitute review panels to make funding recommendations to us.

For more detailed information, please download the TERN Terms of Reference. If you're interested in becoming a member, please email [email protected] with your CV and Statement of Interest.

Catalyst Awards funding round Chair

Professor Patrick Lewis, Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Project Awards Round Chair


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Members of TERN

Conflict of interest policy for grant reviewers