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NDORMS has been designated a EULAR Centre of Excellence 2020-2025, in recognition of our continued high-quality research publications in rheumatology.

Two members of staff shake hands, celebrating that NDORMS has been named a European Centre of Excellence

EULAR, the European League Against Rheumatism, represents patients, health professionals and scientific societies of rheumatology of all European nations. It aims to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on the individual and society and to improve the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases. 

EULAR Centres of Excellence are top rheumatology research units in Europe aiming to develop a group of first-class research centres for active researchers and enable exchange of fellows and research projects.

NDORMS, with the Botnar Research Centre and Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, is one of the largest and most dynamic multidisciplinary academic rheumatology research centres in the world, with over 50 dedicated researchers focusing on rheumatic conditions.

We have one of the largest and broadest groupings of translational rheumatology research in the world; covering inflammatory, degenerative and congenital diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Scientific approaches include direct patient-focused research, epidemiology, and basic mechanistic research in immunology, genetics, bone, matrix and cartilage biology.

Professor Paul Bowness, Lead for the Oxford EULAR Centre of Excellence, said: “We are delighted with this award and the recognition it brings to our research in rheumatic conditions that affect the lives of millions of people around the world. We will continue our mission to develop and deliver excellent research to help patients now and in the future.”