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Our clinical study groups

We have a strategic commitment to support clinical research. Major investment is available to support the funding of clinical trials and related studies.

We support clinical study groups (CSGs) in seven areas of pathology, each has a group leader, who is responsible for the group activities and ensuring that all relevant interests are represented.

What do our CSG's do?

Our CSGs identify areas of strategic significance in the area of clinical research and the funding we provide is directed towards answering those priority questions. This means that investigator initiated applications may only be considered if they fit within the strategic priorities.

They also seek support for clinical trials and related studies by working with health care providers (e.g. NHS) and other bodies (e.g. pharmaceutical industry) and with or from other funders (e.g. National Institute for Health Research and devolved nation equivalent) as well as supporting applications for our funding.


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Our current clinical studies

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Adult inflammatory arthritis CSG

Chaired by Professor John Isaacs, Newcastle University.

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Spondyloarthropathies CSG

Chaired by Professor Neil McHugh, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases.

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Autoimmune rheumatic disorders CSG

Chaired by Dr David Jayne, University of Cambridge.

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Osteoarthritis and crystal diseases CSG

Chaired by Professor Philip Conaghan, University of Leeds.

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Metabolic bone disease and musculoskeletal trauma CSG

Chaired by Dr Kassim Javaid, University of Oxford.

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Musculoskeletal pain disorders CSG

Chaired by Professor Elaine Hay, Keele University.

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Paediatric rheumatology CSG

Chaired by Professor Athimalaipet Ramanan, University of Bristol and Dr Eileen Baildam, Alder Hey Children's Hospital

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Orthopaedic surgery CSG

As of 01 April 2014 this CSG ceased operations. If you wish to discuss an application in the areas of trauma and orthopaedic surgery, please contact Dr Kassim Javaid, chair of the metabolic bone disease and musculoskeletal trauma CSG.

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Our current clinical studies

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Find out about our clinical studies and how you can take part.

For more information, go to www.arthritisresearchuk.org.
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