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Our research and the coronavirus outbreak


03 Apr 2020

Right now, our priority is to protect your health and wellbeing. But we haven’t forgotten our vision of a future without osteoporosis.

This is a challenging time for everyone, including our many collaborators and researchers do so much to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

At the ROS, we are adapting how we work and continuing towards our goal of a cure, while closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on our current projects.

Our Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy

In 2019, we established our Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy; the world’s first dedicated academy for osteoporosis.

The Academy brings together many dedicated clinicians and academics who kindly volunteer their time and expertise to advance our scientific knowledge and work towards a cure.

In the collective efforts against the outbreak, many of these individuals are now providing essential front-line NHS services.

However, we are continuing to communicate and work closely with these individuals and our upcoming workshops are still planned to go ahead later in the year.

These aim to investigate the potential causes and mechanisms of osteoporosis, as well as the effectiveness of current and potential new diagnostic tools, treatments and interventions.

Our current research projects

We continue to fund several innovative research projects into osteoporosis and bone health.

As the outbreak is having a significant impact on UK universities and hospitals, some scientists may find it difficult to carry out their projects.

We are working with our researchers to provide the support they need for their academic work, and for their health and wellbeing.

Our 2021 research grants round

We plan to launch our next round of funding for research early next year.

Further updates will be provided on our research grants webpage.