Why should I participate?
People volunteer to participate in research for a variety of reasons. The primary reason people give for FORWARD participation is that they want to contribute to medical research that may help others with their disease. With a debilitating disease like arthritis or other rheumatic conditions it can sometimes be difficult to volunteer in a traditional setting. FORWARD research allows you to volunteer in an important way. By learning about your condition over time, we hope to give researchers the tools to improve treatment for people with rheumatic conditions and improve their quality of life.