The National Osteoporosis Society encourages research projects which aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
On this page you will find links to information on research studies currently being carried out into osteoporosis/bone health and ways that you can get involved.
Are You Getting Shorter?
Amgen are seeking people to join their research study. Your participation could help osteoporosis research.
- Have you lost noticeable height since the age of your menopause?
- Have you developed kyphosis (dowager’s hump) over the years after your menopause?
You may be eligible to participate in this study.
There are centres in Sheffield, Cambridge, Norwich, Cannock Chase, Warwick and Edinburgh taking part. If you are interested in finding out more about the study you can download more information here http://www.nos.org.uk/document.doc?id=1425
Could you help by sharing your knowledge and experiences?
NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) are currently looking for a member of the public to join the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) funding board. This is a key role which ensures that the public are actively involved in discussions and decisions on the funding of NIHR health research. As a patient/public board member you will help to identify and raise issues from the perspective of patients and the public that are relevant to the research.
The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) programme is funded by the Medical Research Council and managed by the NIHR. The programme aims to support excellent clinical science with an ultimate view to improving health or patient care. Its remit includes clinical trials and evaluative studies in patients.
For more information please visit the NETSCC website http://www.netscc.ac.uk/getting_involved/Panels-boards.asp
The application closing date is 12 August 2013.
Wanted – orthopaedic surgeons to influence ARUK research agenda
Arthritis Research UK is looking for non-research active orthopaedic surgeons to join the USER Stakeholder Committee, whose remit is to advise our various funding committees on the importance and relevance of our research proposals. This is an exciting opportunity which offers a chance for front-line clinicians to influence the research agenda of a leading UK-wide charity.
For further information or to apply please contact Katherine Reekie at email@example.com. More information about USER can be found at:
The deadline for applications is Friday 16th August 2013.
FRESH is for “Fun, Relevant activities to build Energy, Strength and a Healthy balance system”. That’s the kind of physical activities that are promoted in this new website designed for people of all ages but particularly older people. This website will give you information about strength and balance training so that you can do the right kinds of physical activities that are important as we get older.
By answering a few questions, you will help researchers at Bournemouth University who are trying to find the best ways of presenting this information on the Internet.
Visit the website at www.freshbalance.org.uk
The Screening of Older Women for Prevention of fracture study (SCOOP) is a major, randomised controlled trial coordinated by the University of East Anglia over a seven year period. It is designed to test a method of screening for risk of fracture for women aged 70 to 85 years.
If you are conducting research and would like to advertise your study on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Inclusion of studies on this page does not imply endorsement or approval of the project or its outcomes by the National Osteoporosis Society.