Research

In our search for a cure for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), we work collaboratively with leading researchers, clinicians, academics and other charities across the world to try to bring this painful and debilitating autoimmune disease to an end.

We believe that some of the clues are already out there – information from different research fields and disciplines that needs to be analysed and pulled together in a new way. Current research is focussed on very specific questions. We work by joining the dots both within childhood arthritis research and more widely, towards finding a cure for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

We also conduct surveys and research projects, with our results presented at conferences and published in academic journals. If you would like to take part in future surveys, please join our mailing list.

We are experienced PPI partners (Patient and Public Involvement partners), and have worked on a number of national and international research projects to make sure the patient and parent voices are heard.

We led the COVID-19 European Patient Registry. This is a longitudinal study (which means participants complete surveys each week to enable us to see how things change over time). It aims to find out how the COVID-19 coronavirus infection might affect people with rheumatic, autoimmune and autoinflammatory conditions (such as JIA). Find out more at www.jarproject.org/covid.

If you are a researcher or clinician and would like us to collaborate with you on a research project, please get in touch.

Read our publications and results

We make our publications available online - click here to find out more.