FORWARD collaborates with researchers worldwide…

…and makes its data available to students, residents, rheumatologists/physicians, and allied health and pharmaceutical professionals.

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Longitudinal Observation Study

FORWARD—The Databank for Rheumatic Diseases is a world-renowned, non-profit, independent research group, whose mission is to improve rheumatic disorder outcomes and care by providing research information to doctors and to people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, or other related problems. FORWARD has an extensive published research library that is fueled by over 10,000 people who every 6 months fill out questionnaires on their specific condition(s) via our online WebQuest system, or by filling out questionnaires sent by mail or by phone with a research assistant.

This project encompasses a number of individualized projects, many of which have goals to improve prevention and treatment of specific rheumatic diseases. To see more about these projects, please visit our Projects page.

Enrollment into this study includes all NDB studies listed.  Physicians can also enroll their patients into the longitudinal study by visiting our enrollment page.

If you are interested in receiving Site Enrollment forms and supplies to help enroll patients into FORWARD and the NDB project, please email us at [email protected].