EULAR Centres of Excellence in Rheumatology Research

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 the exchange of fellows' research projects, and to link with Brussels.

A designation is valid for 5 years (beginning and ending in June), after which time a centre can reapply for prolongation.

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2024 Application for EULAR recognition

EULAR invites centres of rheumatology research in Europe to apply for recognition as a "EULAR Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology Research" for the period 2024-2029.

Applying units are expected to reach at least 400 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 2024 document under Related Information on this webpage.

Related Information
List of EULAR Centres of Excellence in Rheumatology Research Winners 

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Call opening  01 February 

Call closure on  16 April, 23:59 CET

Application Guidelines

Applications will be reviewed based on the guidelines established by EULAR 

Read the Application Guideline for the EULAR Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology Research period of 2024-2029 here.

The application template contained a small mistake. The calculation of the impact factor points should entail original research publications from the years 2019-2023,  not 2018-2022. We have updated the documents accordingly.

Application Samples

The layout of application documents must follow these samples:

List of staff members

List of references