Participant Information

Contact an ARAD Coordinator

If you have Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Juvenile arthritis, or Psoriatic arthritis, we would appreciate your input in this project.  To register your interest, simply email with your contact details.

Complete Surveys

An ARAD Coordinator will contact you with further information relating to your involvement in this project.  If you agree to participate, online surveys will be sent to you via e-mail at 6-12 monthly intervals.  

All participants receive a participant newsletter with their survey containing information on results of the project.

What is ARAD?

Arthritis is a term that encompasses over 100 conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system resulting in pain, impaired physical function, decline in quality of life and significant economic and healthcare costs.  As arthritis affects millions of Australians of all ages, the Australian government has listed arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions as a National Health Priority Area since 2002.

With the widespread burden of arthritis in the Australian community, and a lack of treatment options available, the Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD) was established in 2002 to monitor treatment responses, quality of life and health status.

How do I enrol in ARAD?

Receive Project Updates

Latest Developments

To review recent developments in ARAD, click here to download the latest participant newsletter.


ARAD Coordinator
Tel: 03 9508 3424    
Fax: 03 9508 3406

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