Posted on the charity’s announcements page here 27th October 2016.
Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI trustees support the OMEGA petition (OMEGA = “Opposing MEGA”)
Recently the CMRC (CFS / ME Research Collaborative) put out a petition calling for support of a new project led by the group MEGA (M.E./CFS Epidemiology and Genomics Alliance).
The MEGA project at first glance appears worthwhile, however there are a number of serious concerns. The main concern being, the involvement of researchers who favour a biopsychosocial approach to ME.
We wholeheartedly support the opinions and full concerns listed in the following statements from:
Professor Malcolm Hooper and Margaret Williams: http://www.mwcatalogue.esy.es/2016/comment-on-mega-study.pdf
Professor Jonathan Edwards: https://opposingmega.wordpress.com/…/comment-by-professor-…/
Please consider signing the OMEGA petition here: https://www.change.org/p/opposing-mega-a-vote-of-no-confidence-in-mega-research-for-me-cfs