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Trial registered on ANZCTR

Registration number
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Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
MSBase- An international Registry dedicated to evaluating outcomes data in Multiple Sclerosis
Scientific title
MSBase- An international Registry dedicated to evaluating outcomes data in Multiple Sclerosis
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Multiple Sclerosis 570 0
Condition category
Condition code
Neurological 646 646 0 0
Multiple sclerosis

Study type
Patient registry
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The MSBase study is an ongoing, observational registry tracking the natural history of Multiple Sclerosis in the long term. In collaboration with participating neurologists the MSBase Registry will establish a unique international database for tracking and evaluating outcomes data in MS.
Intervention code [1] 584 0
Other interventions
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 757 0
EDSS score
Timepoint [1] 757 0
Primary outcome [2] 758 0
Kurtzke Functional Score
Timepoint [2] 758 0
Primary outcome [3] 759 0
Relapse rate
Timepoint [3] 759 0
Primary outcome [4] 760 0
Treatment and/or hospital admission for relapse
Timepoint [4] 760 0
Primary outcome [5] 761 0
Commencement or cessation of disease modifying drugs
Timepoint [5] 761 0
Primary outcome [6] 762 0
MRI findings
Timepoint [6] 762 0
Secondary outcome [1] 1551 0
Time to second relapse (time to Clinically definite MS).
Timepoint [1] 1551 0

Key inclusion criteria
All patients with Clinically Isolated Syndromes/ First Demyelinating Events suggestive of MS and all patients with Multiple Sclerosis are eligible provided the neurologist maintains the standardised minimum dataset including annual assessment of the patients Expanded Disability Status Score.
Minimum age
Not stated
Maximum age
Not stated
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
No exclusion criteria

Study design
Natural history
Defined population
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
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Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 706 0
Name [1] 706 0
Grants from private and public agencies
Address [1] 706 0
Country [1] 706 0
Primary sponsor type
MSBase Foundation Ltd
Secondary sponsor category [1] 591 0
Name [1] 591 0
Address [1] 591 0
Country [1] 591 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 1908 0
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Ethics committee address [1] 1908 0
Ethics committee country [1] 1908 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 1908 0
Approval date [1] 1908 0
Ethics approval number [1] 1908 0
Ethics committee name [2] 1909 0
Box Hill Hospital
Ethics committee address [2] 1909 0
Ethics committee country [2] 1909 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [2] 1909 0
Approval date [2] 1909 0
Ethics approval number [2] 1909 0
Ethics committee name [3] 1910 0
St Vincent's Hospital
Ethics committee address [3] 1910 0
Ethics committee country [3] 1910 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [3] 1910 0
Approval date [3] 1910 0
Ethics approval number [3] 1910 0
Ethics committee name [4] 1911 0
John Hunter Hospital
Ethics committee address [4] 1911 0
Ethics committee country [4] 1911 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [4] 1911 0
Approval date [4] 1911 0
Ethics approval number [4] 1911 0

Brief summary
The MSBase Registry is a longitudinal, strictly observational Multiple Sclerosis database open to all practicing Neurologists worldwide. In collaboration with participating Neurologists, the MSBase Registry has established a unique, web-based platform dedicated to sharing, tracking and evaluating outcomes data in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In particular, MSBase aims to advance multi-centre, multi-national epidemiological and outcomes research by providing a freely accessible resource to compile, combine, compare and analyse large datasets.
Participating Neurologists submit anonymized core clinical information using the freely available iMed software as a standardized data collection instrument. The core data to be collected is termed the minimum dataset, comprising key parameters relating to diagnosis, serial neurological examinations (Kurtzke Functional Score and Expanded Disability Status Score, EDSS), relapse information and treatment exposures. All aspects of patient management are entirely at the discretion of the managing neurologist and his or her patient.
Anonymized aggregate data generated from the MSBase Registry will be reported to participating Neurologists on a regular basis. Important findings will be shared with the general neurology community at scientific meetings and through journal publications.
The MSBase Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) acts as the custodian of the composite data, while individual datasets at all times remain the property of the participating physician. The MSBase SAB will ensure data integrity and monitor all MSBase activities including core study designs, promotion and implementation, and perform composite data analyses.
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Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 35144 0
Address 35144 0
Country 35144 0
Phone 35144 0
Fax 35144 0
Email 35144 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 9773 0
Mrs Michelle Hoffmann
Address 9773 0
MSBase Foundation
Department of Neurology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Grattan St
Parkville VIC 3050
Country 9773 0
Phone 9773 0
+61 3 93428070
Fax 9773 0
+61 3 93428070
Email 9773 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 701 0
Mrs Michelle Hoffmann
Address 701 0
MSBase Foundation
Department of Neurology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Grattan St
Parkville VIC 3050
Country 701 0
Phone 701 0
+61 3 93428070
Fax 701 0
+61 3 93428070
Email 701 0

No information has been provided regarding IPD availability
Summary results
No Results