ME/CFS Research Tools


mapMECFS is a dynamic, searchable interface of a comprehensive data set of experimental results from studies focused on ME/CFS. The interactive data portal allows registered users to quickly search research results across biological disciplines, upload their results to the site, and integrate their data with other publicly available results. The goal of mapMECFS is to provide a platform that allows investigators to search and access data from across a wide range of biological and clinical studies on ME/CFS enabling a broader view of published research and to facilitate data sharing and discovery.

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searchMECFS is an interactive online search tool for identifying and requesting biospecimens and clinical data for ME/CFS research. It facilitates the use of biospecimens for research on ME/CFS by using the study participants' demographic and clinical characteristics to identify specific biospecimens available for research purposes. The tool also enables researchers to determine biospecimen availability and helps initiate the process of applying for access to biospecimens to be used in research studies. Currently, searchMECFS provides access to data and biospecimens from the Chronic Fatigue Initiative (CFI) epidemiology study. The long-term goal is to add additional ME/CFS datasets and biospecimens to optimize the use of these valuable resources and advance the understanding of ME/CFS and its underlying biological mechanisms.

ME/CFS Research Worldwide

Clinical Studies

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Published Research

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Grants that fund MECFSnet 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. This website was supported by a grant from NIH, grant #U24-NS-105535.

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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.