Focal points and activities


The results of the research will be presented in international meetings and published in leading scientific journals. The support of iAR will be acknowledged. iAR will support international meetings by inviting speakers and organizing specific meetings. iAR could also support some wide audience presentations, if appropriate.

Encouragement for young scientists in the field

iAR will support the participation of students to scientific meetings and will organize summer schools on arthritis research to promote this field of research among young scientists.

Collaboration with industry

Representatives from the pharmaceutical industry will be invited at specific annual meetings to report on novel results and strategies as well as explore future collaborations.

Prospective income through royalties and other services

Income from patents will support to cover operational costs of the Centre of Excellence from approximately 2020.

Interaction with patient organizations

Communication about projects and results of research with patients organization in Switzerland (Swiss League against Rheumatism) and in Europe.