Get Involved in Research

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.

The Rare UK Bone, Joint and Blood Vessel Study (RUDY)

Headed up by a research team at the University of Oxford, RUDY aims to transform clinical care for people affected by rare bone, joint and blood vessel diseases through patient driven research…...

PROVE - Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture

The UK’s largest randomised controlled rehabilitation trial. Osteoporosis and vertebral fracture can have a considerable impact...

Interested in Health Research?

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) needs people with everyday experience of osteoporosis as a patient or carer to comment on research proposals. As a public reviewer for the NIHR, Evaluation, Trials and Studies (NETS) programme...

Development of a New Set of Hip Fracture Clinical Outcomes

Have you suffered a hip fracture or cared for someone who has? If so researchers at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast would really like to hear about your experiences...

The SMERFF Study - Improving Management of Fragility Fractures

Have you experienced a fragility fracture? If so researchers at the University of West of England would really like to hear from you to help develop a new intervention…


How do I apply for help with my research?

If you are conducting research and would like to request support from the National Osteoporosis Society for public and patient involvement (PPI), research partnership and/or dissemination of results please complete the Research Support Request Form and return it to

Research Support Request Form

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.

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