The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) is a research network of pediatric rheumatology health and research professionals who have joined together to conduct research to answer critical questions about pediatric rheumatic diseases such as arthritis, lupus, and dermatomyositis. Our mission is to conduct collaborative research to prevent, treat and cure pediatric rheumatic diseases. 

We have created a network of pediatric rheumatology research centers across (primarily) North America that work together on research studies like the CARRA Registry, a long-term observational study which seeks to enroll more than 10,000 patients and follow them for at least 10 years.  The Arthritis Foundation has been a steadfast supporter of CARRA since its inception, and has been a major partner since 2015 when we joined together to expand research in the effort to improve treatment and outcomes for children living with these conditions.  We are grateful for their generous financial support which not only continues to make the Registry possible, but has been instrumental in our ability to provide important research grants to our pediatric rheumatology investigators.

When we work together, we increase the number of children who participate in studies and reduce the amount of time it takes to reach valuable conclusions which will advance the health and quality of life of children living with arthritis and rheumatic diseases.

Learn more about CARRA and our research at https://carragroup.org.

Join our CARRA National Walk Team and join our fight with the Arthritis Foundation to conquer pediatric rheumatic diseases!