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The Arthritis Internet Registry (AIR) is groundbreaking study to use the power of the internet to create a community of arthritis patients -- particularly those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) -- to enable discovery research and social networking via the internet.

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If you have questions about any rheumatic disease, we will connect you with our team of expert rheumatologists. Ask your questions at

Arthritis basics from the ACR

A lot of the research that helps rheumatologists provide better care comes from patients' participation in FORWARD. Here is a recent video put out by the American College of Rheumatology, an organization that almost all of the FORWARD researchers and rheumatologists belong to, that highlights the importance of medical care and research in this area.


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FORWARD is the largest patient-reported research data bank for rheumatic disorders in the United States. We report to the rheumatology community in peer-reviewed journals and at the major scientific conferences.

You are invited to join us in our work, either as a person with a rheumatic disorder, or as a physician or researcher who wants to help and use our data bank and research services, including data collection tools and database support.

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