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EULAR Launches Consultation Service to Provide Expert Research Advice for Investigators in EULAR-Affiliated Countries
About the EULAR Consultation Service
The EULAR Consultation Service will be offered though the newly created EULAR Virtual Research Center (VRC). “The service is part of a series of research support opportunities EULAR will offer to support investigators across Europe interested in studying research questions that help address the needs of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs),” remarked EULAR President Professor Dr. Iain B. McInnes from Glasgow, Scotland, UK. “Not all researchers have the opportunity to receive expert advice on their clinical research projects from experienced researchers. This led us to set up this service.”
The EULAR Consultation Service will provide research advice for investigators to improve the quality of their clinical research focused on RMDs. Applicants will be matched with consultants who are successful and highly experienced investigators with experience in the area of need. Service areas will range from advice on study design to data analysis and the reporting of research results, study protocol design, and scientific communication.
The service will be available to investigators who are currently resident and working in EULAR-affiliated countries. “We invite applications from a diverse pool of scientists with diverse backgrounds across racial and ethnic groups that may be underrepresented in RMD research,” says Désirée van der Heijde, Professor of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands and part of the VRC Academic Coordinating Group.
“Not all researchers have the opportunity to receive expert advice on their clinical research projects from experienced researchers. This led us to set up this service.”
EULAR President Professor Dr. Iain B. McInnes
How to request the service and cost
Investigators can request a consultation online by filling out a brief request form. View the service areas online and request a free consultation today.
For the first two years after the launch, these services will be provided without charge. Some limitations of use and number of projects per individual applicant principal investigator will be applied in this period to ensure a fair use policy.
Questions can be addressed to the VRC team at research@EULAR.org.
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