EULAR Centres of Excellence in Rheumatology

EULAR collates a register of the top research centres in European rheumatology with a three-fold goal: To develop a group of first-class research centres for active researchers, to enable exchange of fellows' research projects, and to link with Brussels.

Currently, 31 centres have been approved as EULAR Centres of Excellence. A designation is valid for 5 years (beginning and ending in June), after which time a centre can reapply for prolongation.

2018 Application for EULAR recognition

EULAR invites centres of rheumatology research in Europe to apply for recognition as "EULAR Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology" for the period 2018-2023.
Applying units are expected to reach at least 350 impact factor points over the last 5-year period for published original research as the main contributor, as defined in the guideline document.

To apply, download the application guideline 2018 document under Related Information on this webpage.

Related information


The 2018 application process is closed and will be re-opened in the beginning of 2019.

Application guideline

Applications will be reviewed based on the guideline established by EULAR.
New guidelines for 2019 will be published with the call.

Application samples

The layout of application documents must follow these samples:
List of staff members
List of references