NOAR Related Projects

NOW RECRUITING - Investigating Cognition in Rheumatoid Arthritis (ICoRA)

This study on memory and cognition follows on from a pilot study which NOAR participants helped frame. We have now extended the ICoRA study to all over-50s. Taking part is easy and done from home, with no hospital visits needed: taking around 30 minutes, you just need access to a computer or tablet, have an internet connection and email address. Participants complete a series of online cognitive assessments, with detailed instructions provided. The data collected may show cognitive ability changes in RA and any relationships with clinical factors (e.g., disease activity, treatment).

You are eligible to take part if you:

  • Are a NOAR participant
  • Are aged 50 or over
  • Have a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you are interested in taking part, please visit ICoRA - Home ( for more information and instructions on how to give your consent or you can read the participant information sheet below.

NOAR_ICoRA sub study_Participant Information Sheet

We understand that some participants may not be comfortable completing online assessments. To make the ICORA study as inclusive as possible we would like to offer the option of attending a face to face appointment at the UEA, where you can be guided through the assessments by a member of the study team. If this is something you would be interested in attending, please contact us to arrange an appointment. Telephone 01603 597205 or email

NOW RECRUITING - Social Care Usage in Rheumatoid Arthritis (SOCRA)

As a NOAR participant, you are invited to take part in this study on use of social care.

It’s important to know if people do or do not need support so that health care providers can plan for future social care strategies and needs of people living with arthritis. If you don’t currently receive any help, we would still like to hear from you, and you will be able to record this in the survey.

We aim to understand the use of any formal and informal care arrangements you receive. Understanding the types of support you have, paid or unpaid, will help health and social care planning for the future. You may have support from family members, neighbours, or friends, or have had input from your council or elsewhere.

We will be looking for participants willing to complete a 10-minute online questionnaire. Taking part is easy and done from home, there is no need to attend any hospital appointments. You will need access to a computer or tablet and have a valid email address and internet connection.

Please visit SOCRA Questionnaire for more information along with instructions on how to give your consent, should you wish to be involved.