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Our clinical study groups

Since 2007, we've supported seven Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) to:

  • Generate nationally-agreed research strategies and priority questions for clinical studies and trials across the fields of musculoskeletal disease
  • support the design and development of specific studies aiming to address those priority areas.

In 2017 we're evolving the CSG operations to work with our newly established Disease, Treatment and Health subcommittees.

Six of our seven CSGs formally completed their activities as of 31 March 2017. Our Paediatric rheumatology CSG remains in operation embedded within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network framework, with no change to the dual support provided by Arthritis Research UK and NIHR.

Building on the success of our CSGs, we’re adapting the CSG operations to work with our newly established Disease, Treatment and Health subcommittees. We’re establishing a set of Research Advisory Groups (RAGs)
to engage the scientific, clinical and patient communities to interact with the subcommittees and the charity in the fields of:

  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • autoimmune rheumatic disease
  • musculoskeletal disorders.

For further information please see the RAG leads call for applications (PDF 187 KB)

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