Participate in Research

Are you a rheumatology patient? We want to hear from you!


Start and end date: 

January 2, 2021- April 30, 2021

Why do this research?

This study may help the researchers learn more about the design of clinical trials. Further, this research will support the use of patient values when designing clinical trials. This will help ensure that evidence on treatments applies to the patients who will be using them.

What will be done?

We will engage relevant stakeholders, including patients, doctors and researchers, to understand their perspectives through one-on-one interviews.

The purpose of this research study is to develop consensus on the use of preference-based methods in clinical trials within rheumatology.

Participation in this study involves:

Completing a brief screening survey where we will ask basic demographic information (5-10 minutes).

You will be asked to provide your email address if you are willing to be contacted to participate in a one-on-one interview.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Have access to a device with internet

How do people get involved?

Your participation in this study is voluntary and there are no foreseeable risks that are associated with this study. You will be asked to read a consent form before participating.


Please contact us if you have any questions and/or would like to participate

Study contact:
Megan Thomas, Research Coordinator

This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (REB19-0677).

Who is on the research team?

Principal Investigator: Glen Hazlewood, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary


Nick Bansback, PhD
Annelies Boonen, MD, PhD
Rachelle Buchbinder, MBBS (Hons), MSc, PhD, FRACP
Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Francis Guillemin, MD, PhD
Mickael Hiligsmann, PhD
Deborah Marshall, PhD
Laurie Proulx, Patient Research Partner
Dawn Richards, Patient Research Partner, PhD
Pamela Richards, Patient Research Partner
Megan Thomas, MSc Candidate
Peter Tugwell, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Marieke Voshaar, Patient Research Partner, MSc

Want to participate? Complete our screening survey.

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