EULAR Virtual Research Centre – Consultation Service for Translational Sciences

Dear Colleagues,

Under the umbrella of its Virtual Research Center (VRC), EULAR has launched a new, free Translational Research Support to help investigators develop and execute high-quality translational research focused on rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). The focus is on translational research that involves the use of patient/human materials (e.g., cells, serum, tissue) or dedicated models of RMDs to address bedside-to-bench research questions.

Applicants will be matched with consultants who are successful and highly experienced investigators with experience in the area of need. This may include questions related to study design and protocol development, accessing patient/human materials, and using methods and technologies to perform translational science-related analyses such as biomarker testing.

We invite you to take advantage of this free service. You can learn more about the opportunity and how to submit a consultation request online on our website.
Any questions you may have can be sent to the VRC team at

We thank you for your commitment to rheumatology research. We look forward to working with you as you deliver high-quality data that will help our patients.

Best regards,

Iain B. McInnes
EULAR President

Rik Lories
Member of the EULAR VRC team

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