October 2017 Research Newsletter
Welcome to the first edition of our research newsletter. The aim of these regular newsletters is to keep you updated on news from the research team at Arthritis Research UK, including strategic developments, upcoming grant deadlines and a celebration of good news stories.
In this first edition, we're announcing our new Pushing frontiers in health research call, as well as providing information on workshops and resources available to support you to involve people with arthritis in your research.
This is an exciting time for the charity, with the launch of our first major awareness-raising campaign this summer and our imminent merger with Arthritis Care representing new ways in which we are continuing to help transform the lives of people with arthritis.
For the research support ecosystem, this autumn sees the culmination of renewed intensity in 2017 around the Government’s approach to research, particularly the life sciences sector, both in the UK and Europe. All this is happening at a time when medical research charity sector in the UK is realigning and reinventing itself, with charities recognising the urgent need to maximise their opportunities within the research system to have greatest impact. Our ambition is to seize this opportunity to continue to strengthen our influence and contribution to the transformation of the UK musculoskeletal research landscape.
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Applications are now open for our Pushing frontiers in health research call. We seek to fund ambitious and innovative research that will make significant strides towards better management of musculoskeletal diseases.
We’re delighted to announce the publication of our new handbook, Patient and Public Involvement – a Researcher’s Guide.
Professor Christian Mallen and colleagues from the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre are awarded the Research Paper of the Year and read more about Joint Matters, our regular clinical update.