BJI mobilizes key members to champion flagship projects that will accelerate research and increase potential for impact. Activities include:
identifying priority research questions/projects, enhancing the sharing of data and/or samples, promoting the use of standardized research tools/protocols as part of usual clinical care (increase available data, decrease research costs, and reduce participant burden) and facilitating major grant submissions to enable high-impact research (e.g. more clinical trials to evaluate current and new therapies) and publications.
conducting rigorously designed research studies that incorporate the best tools and measures to investigate clinical and cost effectiveness of: 1) less invasive and joint-preserving procedures; 2) strategies to decrease surgical infection; 3) tools that support self-management and rehabilitation.
establishing a stakeholder consultation mechanism with the support of our Board to obtain feedback (e.g. research ideas, designs, relevance, and feasibility) and increase research contracts with industry.