Research advisory groups

Our research advisory groups unite specialist researchers, people with arthritis and health professionals with one common goal - to highlight the research that is needed to push back against arthritis.

The groups come together to discuss matters including discovery science, treatment development and evaluation, disease management, and health service research. Each group covers different types of musculoskeletal disease and is led by a senior clinical academic.

By working in partnership with a variety of minds we hope to gain a better insight into what is holding back progress in musculoskeletal research, so that we can set priority areas for future research and investment. People with arthritis play a crucial role in this process, ensuring that the priorities set truly meet the needs of people with musculoskeletal conditions.

The four groups are:

  • Adult Inflammatory Arthritis Research Advisory Group
  • Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases Research Advisory Group
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Advisory Group
  • Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Study Group

More information about each group including remit, membership, vacancies and planned activities will be available soon.

We are currently planning our 2020/21 group activities. If you have arthritis or are a researcher, policy maker, health care decision-maker or health care practitioner then you can find out more and register your interest here.


Help us set our musculoskeletal research priorities

Are you involved in musculoskeletal disorders research, healthcare provision, or funding? Are there important questions about musculoskeletal disorders that you think research should answer? At the Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Advisory Group Versus Arthritis, we want to hear from you. You can help shape the top priorities for future research in this area by completing our Research Priority Setting survey.

The survey should take between 10-30 minutes to complete and responses will help us identify, shape and champion priority areas of research to further our understanding and management of musculoskeletal disorders.