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The work we do here at Centre would not happen without the support of our partners.

Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis invests in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis.

Versus Arthritis Centre for Genetics and Genomics

The Versus Arthritis Centre for Genetics and Genomics, also based at the University, undertakes a major research programme focussing on the identification and characterisation of genetic variants that influence susceptibility to and outcome of arthritic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for data science, headquartered at the British Library, London.

The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR)

The BSR is the professional medical association for rheumatology and musculoskeletal medical and long term conditions.

Centre for Biostatistics

The Centre for Biostatistics at Manchester has developed an international reputation for innovative statistical research, excellent teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration since its inception as the Biostatistics Group in 1997.

Connected Health Cities

Connected Health Cities is a new project that unites local health data and advanced technology to improve health services for patients in northern England.

European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)

EULAR is the organisation which represents the people with arthritis/rheumatism, health professional and scientific societies of rheumatology of all the European nations.

Farr Institute

The Farr Institute is a UK-wide research collaboration involving 21 academic institutions and health partners in England, Scotland and Wales. Publically funded by a consortium of ten organisations led by the Medical Research Council, the Institute is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge research using ‘big data’ to advance the health and care of patients and the public.

NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC)

CLAHRC Greater Manchester is a partnership between providers and commissioners from the NHS, industry, the third sector and the University of Manchester. They aim to improve the health of people in Greater Manchester and beyond through carrying out research and putting it into practice.

Research user group (RUG)

All of our projects benefit from input from people with direct experience of musculoskeletal conditions. These include people living with musculoskeletal conditions as well as those who care for them. Members of the RUG contribute either individually to specific projects, or as a group. They review our research questions, methodology and dissemination strategies.