Scientific and clinical activities
EULAR fosters a multitude of activities in the field of research and supports projects in rheumatology by funding collaborative research between European rheumatology groups in fields that are in line with the mission, goals and strategies of EULAR.
Research project applications are reviewed and approved by the EULAR Executive Committee, and projects are run by specialist task forces, including patients, under the auspices of the relevant standing committee. Clinical research projects lead to recommendations and criteria that are presented at the annual EULAR Congress and published in the EULAR journal, the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
In 2008, as an outflow of strategic planning, the Executive Committee decided to initiate an orphan disease research programme focusing on systemic sclerosis. Starting in early 2009, this 4-year programme regularly issued public calls for project proposals.
EULAR as an organisation does NOT fund research proposals but supports the Foundation for Research in Rheumatology (FOREUM). For more information, please visit the FOREUM website.
Applications for project grants
EULAR welcomes project applications from rheumatologists around Europe. Applicants should be aware of a standard EULAR procedure for applying, internal evaluation, and decision-making.