ME/CFS Can Affect Anyone

Millions of people worldwide are affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Yet the causes, diagnostic markers, progression, and FDA-approved treatments remain unknown. The ME/CFS Collaborative Research Network (ME/CFSnet) encourages collaborative research in partnership with individuals and advocacy groups to create a shared vision for better diagnosis and treatment.

A Network to Unite

These institutions are working together as the ME/CFS Research Network.

Visit the CDC to learn more about ME/CFS.

A Network to Include

Join the Quest for Discoveries

The experience and expertise of every individual helps provide a better understanding of ME/CFS. Learn more about how you can become a part of this collaborative effort.

Collaboration Drives Progress

Researchers, health care providers, and advocates are collaborating across the Research Network to drive progress in understanding ME/CFS. Together, we can advance discoveries to improve the lives of members of the ME/CFS community.

Grants that fund ME/CFSnet are managed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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What is ME/CFS?

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), is a multi-system disease that causes dysfunction of the neurological, immune, endocrine, and energy metabolism systems.