EULAR Recommendations: EULAR/ACR Collaborative Projects

For initiatives with international relevance, the relevant EULAR Committee seeks collaboration with the Quality of Care committee of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). This cooperation includes the development and validation of criteria sets for the development of recommendations regarding conducting clinical trials.

EULAR and ACR strive for a transparent and collaborative relationship in order to avoid overlaps and to identify and promote synergies. 

2024 ACR/EULAR Collaborative Criteria Projects call for proposals is now open.
Learn more on the ACR website*

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2024 Timeline for Proposal Submissions

To better streamline cross-organisational processes, the ACR and EULAR have an annual deadline for proposal submissions.  

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Ongoing and Published Initiatives

Scroll down this page to find a list of ongoing and published initiatives. Ongoing initiatives are placed under published initiatives as soon as official publication takes place. Each published initiative carries the name of the initiative, the convenor, the month and year of publication as well as a link to the final, published initiative.

Ongoing Initiatives 

  • Development of EULAR/ACR Criteria for Disease Activity and Response in Giant Cell Arteritis
    Convenor: Dejaco, Langford

  • ACR-EULAR Development of Classification Criteria for Immune Related Adverse Events: Inflammatory Arthritis
    Convenor: A.Meara, M.Kostine

  • EULAR Points to Consider on risk stratification of populations for RA prevention studies: new inclusion of ACR collaboration and population-based approaches to risk stratification
    Convenor: K. Deane, K. Mankia, A. Van der Helm, K. Raza

  • EULAR-ACR Classification Criteria for Antisynthetase Syndrome (CLASS)
    Convenor: Aggarwal (ACR), Cavagna (EULAR)  

  • Criteria for Treatment Response for ANCA‐Associated Vasculitis
    Convenor: Peter Merkel, Gunnar Tomasson  

Published Initiatives
  • EULAR recommendations for the management of psoriatic arthritis with pharmacological therapies: 2023 update 
    Published: 18 March, 2024
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  • 2023 ACR/EULAR Antiphospholipid Syndrome Classification Criteria 
    Published: 28 August, 2023

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  • The 2023 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria for Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (CPDD)
    Published: 26 July, 2023
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  • The 2022 EULAR/ACR points to consider at the early stages of diagnosis and management of suspected haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis/macrophage activation syndrome (HLH/MAS)
    Published: 24 July, 2023
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  • American College of Rheumatology/EULAR remission criteria for rheumatoid arthritis: 2022 revision
    Published: 24 October, 2022

    Convenor: Paul Studenic
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  • Recommendations for the management of the IL-1-mediated Autoinflammatory Diseases,       CAPS (FCAS, MWS and NOMID/CINCA), TRAPS, MKD and DIRA
    Convenor: M. Gattorno, E. Demirkaya, R. Goldbach-Mansky
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  • Recommendations for the management of the Autoinflammatory Type-I Interferonopathies
    Published: 22 February, 2022

    Convenor: R. Goldbach-Mansky, E. Demirkaya
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  • 2022 American College of Rheumatology/European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology Classification Criteria for Microscopic Polyangiitis
    Published: 2 February, 2022
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  • 2022 American College of Rheumatology/European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology Classification Criteria for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
    Published: 2 February, 2022
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  • 2022 American College of Rheumatology/European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology Classification Criteria for Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
    Published: 2 February, 2022
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  • 2016 American college of rheumatology/European league against rheumatism criteria for minimal moderate, and major clinical response in juvenile dermatomyositis
    Convenor: Lisa Rider, Frederik W. Miller
    Published: March 2018
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  • 2017 European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for adult and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and their major subgroups
    Convenor: Ingrid Lundberg, Lisa Rider
    Published ARD: October 2017
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    Published RMDOpen: 14 November 2017
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  • 2016 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria for primary Sjögren's syndrome
    Convenor: Simon Bowman, Caroline Shiboski
    Published ARD: October 2016
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  • 2016 Classification Criteria for Macrophage Activation Syndrome Complicating Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology/Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation Collaborative Initiative 
    Convenor: Angelo Ravelli, Randy Cron
    Published: February 2016
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  • EULAR-ACR recommendations for the management of polymyalgia rheumatica 
    Convenor: Bhaskar Dasgupta, Eric Matteson
    Published: September 2015
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  • ACR-EULAR classification criteria for gout
    Convenor: William Taylor, Tuhina Neogi, Tim Jansen
    Published: September 2015
    Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2015;74:
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  • 2013 classification criteria for systemic sclerosis: an American college of rheumatology (ACR)/European league against rheumatism (EULAR) collaborative initiative
    Convenor: Frank van den Hoogen, Janet Pope
    Published: October 2013
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  • Evaluation of best practice for reducing delay in diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory arthritis
    Convenor: Paul Emery, Vivian Bykerk
    Published: April 2012
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  • ACR-EULAR recommendations for determining remission in rheumatoid arthritis
    Convenor: David Felson, Maarten Boers
    Published: January 2011
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  • ACR-EULAR classification criteria for RA
    Convenor: Gillian Hawker, Daniel Aletaha
    Published: September 2010
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  • EULAR-ACR points to consider for reporting disease activity in RA clinical trials
    Convenor: Daniel Aletaha, Daniel Felson
    Published: October 2008
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