Mission and principles

Mission statement | Fundraising | Funding research | Collaboration

Mission statement

FOREUM Foundation for Research in Rheumatology is devoted to promote research in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) as an independent research funding body in rheumatology research. To achieve this goal, FOREUM seeks to raise funds from various donors. Basic and applied research of highest quality will be supported to reduce the burden of disease for people with RMDs.

Fundraising

FOREUM Foundation for Research in Rheumatology seeks to raise funds from interested commercial and non-commercial donors that share FOREUM’s vision and goals: recognising that research and innovation in this field are crucial for improving both the prevention and the management of RMDs and, hence, the living, working and socio-economic conditions of the more than 120 million people in Europe variously afflicted by RMDs.

Funding research

FOREUM only considers research applications received in the wake of a specific FOREUM call for research proposals. In principle, FOREUM strives to issue two calls per year.

FOREUM seeks to initiate research of the highest quality oriented towards a broad range of RMDs and will periodically announce calls to which applications will be considered. Basic and applied research of highest quality will be supported to reduce the burden of disease for people with RMDs. Only peer reviewed research proposals that fulfil this ambition shall be considered for funding

Collaboration

FOREUM will not only support rheumatology research in Europe, it will also constitute a forum for deliberations on the future rheumatology research arena by virtue of the discussions of its committees on future research calls.

Whereas FOREUM will define its strategic goals and operations independently, the intention is that it will coordinate its research activities with EULAR in order to avoid unnecessary overlap or otherwise inefficient deployment of precious research resources.