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Our approach to research funding

Our approach to funding is to support exceptional research that aims to prevent the onset of arthritis, develop a cure for arthritis and transform the lives of those with arthritis. In 2015 we defined our strategic focus to 2020, to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis so they can say “I am in control, independent and recognised”. We support researchers to find the breakthroughs that help people break free from the limits of arthritis.

Our remit covers all conditions which affect the joints, bones and muscles, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis. We support basic discovery, translational, clinical and health research via a breadth of funding instruments, including programmatic, institutional and personal awards.

Research is evaluated by three thematic subcommittees, diseasetreatment and health who help us to plan, fund and monitor research. This helps to us to meet our commitment that the research we fund has maximum impact for people with arthritis and to ensure this happens as rapidly as possible.

Delivering our research

We support research that is both investigator instigated and specifically targeted to key areas of strategic interest.

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Scope of research

We aren't a single disease-based charity, we support research into a range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system.

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Setting our research strategy

We exist to prevent the onset of arthritis, develop a cure for arthritis and transform the lives of those with arthritis (now and in the future) by building, applying and sharing knowledge.

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Supporting research careers

We're committeed to building a world-class workforce to continue the fight against arthritis through supporting research careers and ensuring there's sufficient capacity within the UK to translate ideas into benefit for people with arthritis.

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Research strategy meetings

The research strategy meetings we hold to gain understanding of given areas.

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For more information, go to www.arthritisresearchuk.org.
Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.