MS Research Australia is driven by our mission to find the cause, improve treatments for and ultimately find a cure for MS via the coordination and funding of research. Since our inception in 2004 the organisation has made substantial leaps towards achieving our mission generating valuable impacts and achievements.
For charities, measuring a specific organisations impacts and achievements has always been difficult. This is because there is a lack of standardised measures across the board and therefore no easy way to make comparable comparisons. Here at MS Research Australia, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of people living with MS, and we are continuously striving to improve our performance, and the only way to ensure this is by having meaningful measures of our success impact.
The method we have chosen to measure our impacts and achievements revolve around four metrics, which have been developed by The Milken Institute in the US and are –
Furthermore, these can be separated into three sections, big picture impacts, direct impacts and MS Research Australia Awards and Achievements.
MS Research Australia has significantly contributed to big picture impacts in MS by dramatically increasing the funding dedicated to MS research in Australia.
Some of these include:
Since being founded in 2004 MS Research Australia has made significant funding available for researchers and has also supported the development of several directed research platforms. This has led to game changing research breakthroughs changing the face of MS clinical practice here in Australia.
Some of the key impacts include: