ME/CFS Epidemiology and Genomics Alliance
M.E./CFS Epidemiology and Genomics Alliance (MEGA) is a group of 15 British researchers supported by several UK patient charities which is applying for millions of ME/CFS research funding. MEGA's funding application to the Wellcome Trust was turned down in 2017, and the MEGA blog has not been updated since.
Notable people[edit | edit source]
- Sonya Chowdhury of British charity Action for ME
- Stephen Holgate, best known for his role of Chair of the UK's Medical Research Council
- Professor Esther Crawley, a paediatrician
- Professor Carmine Pariante, a psychiatrist
Criticism[edit | edit source]
MEGA has been criticized for arranging a patient petition to show support for its research aims, which is not the way research projects are usually planned or funded. The Opposing MEGA group was started to directly oppose the funding of the MEGA project, and has raised concerns about the researchers involved, including their close ties to the extremely controversial PACE trial.
Learn more[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- MEGA. "Biographies of MEGA Team Members". www.megaresearch.me.uk. Retrieved Jan 20, 2019.
- MEGA. "ME/CFS Epidemiology and Genomics Alliance – Understanding the biology of ME/CFS". www.megaresearch.me.uk. Retrieved Jan 20, 2019.
- Opposing MEGA. "Opposing MEGA (OMEGA)". OMEGA. Retrieved Jan 20, 2019.