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What is Arthritis Research UK's contribution to research?

Arthritis Research UK support much of the research into arthritis and related conditions in the UK. As well as directly funding research projects, we fund researchers in hospitals and universities. We also promote education for health professionals and patients. You can find out more about the projects we fund on our research pages.

Arthritis Research UK work with researchers who meet the highest standards. They’re expected to follow all guidelines issued by the NHS and they must report their findings in international journals so that the medical community can share the new knowledge.

Arthritis research UK are also currently funding a study to find out whether dried blood spots be used for blood tests in clinical trials. If this blood storage method works it could dramatically increase the number of patients recruited to studies as well as the number of doctors who would be able to participate in clinical trials.


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