EULAR Centres of Excellence

If you are interested in one of the centres, please contact the Centres of Excellence directly through their published centre link (updates currently in progress).
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Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation, IRCCS G Gaslini
Clinica Pediatrica e Reumatologia, Università di Genoa, Genoa
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Rheumatology Unit, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre 1, Nijmegen

Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo


Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center

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Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research and Center of Bone and Arthritis Research, Institute of Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
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Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center University Hospitals Leuven & KU Leuven
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Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, The University of Manchester
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Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Berlin 
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The Birmingham Rheumatology Research Group
A collaboration between: The University of Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust
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The Keele University and Haywood Academic Rheumatology Partnership, Staffordshire
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Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital and VIB Inflammation Research Center, Ghent University


Department of Internal Medicine 3 and Institute of Clinical Immunology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg


Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht


Department of pediatrics, Unit of pediatric rheumatology, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital University Medical Center Utrecht




Service de Rhumatologie B, Hôpital COCHIN, Université Paris Descartes, Paris             


Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Leeds and NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical
Research Unit Leeds NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust
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Department of Medicine 3, Division of Rheumatology, Medical University of Vienna


Department of Rheumatology, Center of Experimental Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich
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Musculoskeletal Research Group, Newcastle University and the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne


Department of Rheumatology of the VU University, Academic Medical Center (AMC),  Medical Center and Jan van Breemen Research Institute Amsterdam


Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics Rheumatology, University of Oxford,  and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Institute, and Kennedy, Institute of Rheumatology


Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Karolinska, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm


Musculoskeletal Research Collaboration, University of Aberdeen Scotland
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Musculoskeletal Research Unit & MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust & University of Southampton
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Adults and Children Rheumatology Department, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud


Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen


Liverpool Health Partners, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Alder Hey Hospital, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Musculoskeletal Biology, University of Liverpool
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Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation College of Medical Veterinary Life Sciences, University of Glasgow



Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Montpellier-Nîmes
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Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, Dublin Academic Medical Centre
University College Dublin


Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Rheumatology Lund University and Section of Rheumatology Skåne University Hospital, Lund and Malmö


Related Information

2018 Application for EULAR recognition

EULAR invites centres of rheumatology research in Europe to apply for recognition as "EULAR Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology", this time for the period of 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.

The application is now closed.