EULAR/ACR Collaborative Projects

For initiatives with international relevance, the relevant standing committee from EULAR seeks collaboration with the quality-of-care committee of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). This cooperation includes the development and validation of criteria sets for the development of recommendations regarding conducting clinical trials.

EULAR and ACR strive for a transparent and collaborative relationship in order to avoid overlaps and to identify and promote synergies.

Call for proposals: Next round to be announced in 2018

The ACR and EULAR will accept proposals for new collaborative projects in the areas of classification and response criteria for 2018. A Declaration of Interest, project outline, disclosure, and CV must be submitted via email to be considered. Funding for projects becomes available in July of the same year.

Information for registration will be announced in 2018.

  • - See more at: http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice-Quality/Clinical-Support/Criteria/Call-for-Proposals#sthash.eYfSHCLR.dpuf
  • Classification criteria including the revision or revisiting of old criteria sets that are no longer working due to shifts in disease understanding or management; and
  • Response criteria for evaluating meaningful change in disease status for use in clinical trials and possibly clinical practice.
  • - See more at: http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice-Quality/Clinical-Support/Criteria/Call-for-Proposals#sthash.7slbDnDo.dpuf
  • Classification criteria including the revision or revisiting of old criteria sets that are no longer working due to shifts in disease understanding or management; and
  • Response criteria for evaluating meaningful change in disease status for use in clinical trials and possibly clinical practice.
  • - See more at: http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice-Quality/Clinical-Support/Criteria/Call-for-Proposals#sthash.7slbDnDo.dpuf
  • Classification criteria including the revision or revisiting of old criteria sets that are no longer working due to shifts in disease understanding or management; and
  • Response criteria for evaluating meaningful change in disease status for use in clinical trials and possibly clinical practice
  • - See more at: http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice-Quality/Clinical-Support/Criteria/Call-for-Proposals#sthash.7slbDnDo.dpufNote:Note: This will be the only proposal submission opportunity for joint projects of this type before spring 2018.

Ongoing and published initiatives

Scroll down this page to find a list of ongoing and published initiatives. Ongoing initiatives are placed under published initiatives as soon as official publication takes place. Each published initiative carries the name of the initiative, the convenor, the month and year of publication as well as a link to the final, published initiative.

Ongoing initiatives

ACR-EULAR classification criteria for Sjögren's syndrome
Convenor: Simon Bowman, Caroline Shiboski

EULAR-ACR classification criteria for SLE
Convenor: Martin Aringer, Sindhu Johnson

ACR-EULAR development of myositis response criteria
Convenor: Lisa Rider, Nicola Ruperto

ACR-EULAR classification criteria for gout
Convenor: William Taylor, Tuhina Neogi, Tim Jansen

EULAR-ACR classification and diagnostic criteria in primary systemic vasculitis
Convenor: Raashid Luqmani, Richard Watts, Peter Merkel

 

Published initiatives

2017 European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for adult and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and their major subgroups
Convenor: Ingrid Lundberg, Lisa Rider
Published ARD: October 2017
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Published RMDOPen: 14 November 2017
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2016 Classification Criteria for Macrophage Activation Syndrome Complicating Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology/Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation Collaborative Initiative 
Convenor: Angelo Ravelli, Randy Cron
Published: February 2016
Read this classification

 

EULAR-ACR recommendations for the management of polymyalgia rheumatica 
Convenor: Bhaskar Dasgupta, Eric Matteson
Published: September 2015
Read this recommendation

 

2013 classification criteria for systemic sclerosis: an American college of rheumatology (ACR)/European league against rheumatism (EULAR) collaborative initiative
Convenor: Frank van den Hoogen, Janet Pope
Published: October 2013
Read this recommendation

 

Evaluation of best practice for reducing delay in diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory arthritis
Convenor: Paul Emery, Vivian Bykerk
Published: April 2012
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ACR-EULAR recommendations for determining remission in rheumatoid arthritis
Convenor: David Felson, Maarten Boers
Published: January 2011
See slide deck

 

ACR-EULAR classification criteria for RA
Convenor: Gillian Hawker, Daniel Aletaha
Published: September 2010
Read this recommendation
See slide deck

 

EULAR-ACR points to consider for reporting disease activity in RA clinical trials
Convenor: Daniel Aletaha, Daniel Felson
Published: October 2008
Read this recommendation