EULAR Research Support Overview
EULAR’s Research Centre offers a range of services and resources, including training and funding, to support RMD research of investigators from EULAR-affiliated countries.
- EULAR Research Vouchers
A rapid funding support programme to help researchers overcome smaller resource gaps.
Improving Research Methods, Capabilities, and Processes Grant
A grant that supports the development of new tools that increase the quality, efficiency, and/or safety of RMD research.
- EULAR’s bursaries, grants, and exchange opportunities
Every year, EULAR awards bursaries for courses, educational visits, and scientific trainings to researchers and health professionals from European countries in the field of rheumatology.
- FOREUM Funding
FOREUM is an independent fundraising institution for research funding based in Switzerland and supported by EULAR.
Research Training and Webinars
- Research Webinar Series
The webinar series is focused on providing theoretical and hands-on advice on conducting research to improve the lives of people with RMDs. It highlights how-to advice, latest EULAR research support offerings, and tips from senior investigators
- EULAR Courses and Training
The EULAR School of Rheumatology offers a range of education and training opportunities to help RMD researchers and health professionals expand their knowledge and practical skills.
EULAR’s Emerging Network, EMEUNET, offers a range of peer-mentoring programmes that support young rheumatologists in accessing information, interacting with leading clinicians/ researchers, and exchanging ideas with peers:
- EMEUNET Post-doc Mentoring Programme
- EMEUNET Peer Review Mentoring Programme
- EMEUNET Mentor-Mentee-Meetings
- EMEUNET Research Institute Database
- EULAR COVID-19 Registries
A European paediatric and adult registry to monitor and report on outcomes of “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19) occurring in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). The registry is based on doctors voluntarily reporting cases. It will help guide rheumatologists and other clinicians such as specialist nurses in advising and caring for their patients.
Research Support Services and Resources
- Research Consultation Service
The EULAR Research Consultation Service matches investigators with experienced research experts in a range of areas to help them develop, improve, and execute high-quality research focused on rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Supported research domains include basic/ translational research, clinical research, epidemiology and public health, health services research and implementation science.
- Imaging Centres
A EULAR network of imaging centres provides education in imaging techniques and support with developing research projects.
Research Consortia Support
- Research Consortia Partnerships
EULAR collaborates with consortia across Europe to help incorporate the patient perspective in all stages of international research on rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Interested consortia are invited to submit a collaboration request.
Centres of Excellence
- EULAR Centres of Excellence in Rheumatology
EULAR collates a register of the top research centres in European rheumatology to develop a group of first-class research centres for active researchers, to enable exchange of fellows' research projects, and to link with Brussels. EULAR invites centres of rheumatology research in Europe to apply for recognition as "EULAR Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology.” A designation is valid for 5 years after which time a centre can reapply for prolongation.
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