Dissemination of the results will be performed at the different levels (see Table below) and distinctive dissemination tools and routes will be used, to address the full range of potential users, including social, healthcare, policy-making, research, commercial and investment.
The ultimate objectives are to promote the transfer of knowledge and the relationships with existing and newly created networks.
The major form to disseminate results to the scientific community will consist of publications in peer-reviewed journals. We will aim to publish data generated by the consortium in high-impact journals easily accessible for a wide range of scientists and physicians. The existing track record of the Partners serves as clear indication that we will generate papers that will be suitable for high impact factor journals with well-established credibility.
The dissemination of results to the end-user community (patients, their families, their caregivers, healthcare professionals, healthcare and social system authorities, local and international regulatory agencies, general public, philanthropy and government organizations....) will be performed during the Global Awareness day for MS, or during public fundraising social events organized in all Partners countries.
The dissemination of results to the general public is of utmost importance for leveraging acceptance. In fact, philanthropy and government organizations depend on the response of the general public and sensitizing the general population could lead to more advocators and more financial incentives and fundraising. Different groups (patients, close relatives, benefactors, ….) require different communication channels and information, thus preliminary target audiences and relevant communication measures will be identified, tailored and organized according to the target recipient. Other relevant stakeholders, target audiences and communication strategies will be decided during the project activities. Press release (scientific journalists, relevant institutions and networks) and public debates (relevant stakeholders at local level such as scientists, politicians, industry, PA, CSOs) will be suitable opportunities.