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Join our panel

As our influence grows and more organisations ask for us to be involved in recruiting to studies, we see a real unmet need emerging in establishing a panel of experts.

What sort of opportunities might I get?

  • Study design – we are contacted from time to time by academic groups and companies who are looking for
  • Clinical trials – although we are contacted about this less commonly, there are occasional opportunities
  • Completing a survey – what we are asked to share most often, an online survey looking at a particular aspect of living with axial SpA
  • Giving an interview – often studies will involve one on one conversations about an aspect of living with axial SpA to give a more in depth view
  • Take part in focus groups – we are also often asked to organise focus groups on behalf of researchers so that you can discuss with others your views and experiences to help them with their project