Guidelines for Surveys of Membership

Approval is required to advertise surveys to the ARA Membership. The procedure for Surveys of the Membership can be found here.
Please advise:

  • What are the broad aims of the survey?
  • Why are you doing the survey i.e. is it a trainee research project?
  • The target audience ie rheumatologists, trainees, non-medical members?
  • What are you trying to achieve?
  • Does the study have ethics approval? If so, please supply the HREC committee and the relevant ethics approval.
  • Is it endorsed by a member of the ARA or one of its committees or groups?
  • The time period of the survey ie when does it finish?
  • If you are planning for the responses to be anonymised, then it is best not to include the postcode as one of the questions. Due to the small number of ARA members, inclusion of a postcode will likely allow identification even if names are not included within the survey response.

Please enclose a copy of the survey, the research protocol and ethics approval with your application and send to

Are you a rheumatologist who looks after women of reproductive age?

Click here to complete the survey.

You are invited to participate in an online survey via Redcap about contraception. The aim of this survey is to determine rheumatologists knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours about family planning and for prescribing contraception in patients with autoimmune and rheumatic diseases of reproductive age in Australia. Taking part in this study is voluntary.

This study involves the completion of a short anonymous survey. This survey should take less than 5 minutes of your time. Please feel free to forward the survey to your colleagues. The survey will conclude after approximately 30% of rheumatologists have responded or February 2024. 

The study is being conducted by Dr Abhishikta Dey, Dr Antonia Shand, Dr Geraldine Hassett and Prof Natasha Nassar from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women, Liverpool Hospital and University of Sydney. 

Your responses will be confidential and anonymous. The study contains no identifying information.

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of The University of Sydney [HREC 2023/516].

Survey on Difficult-to-treat-PsA by the University of Leeds, UK

Please complete the short Questionnaire here

If you are a rheumatologist working with Psoriatic arthritis, we would like to have your thoughts on your understanding of Difficult-to-treat-PsA, to help inform unmet needs in this area and future research.

Any queries please contact Helena Marzo-Ortega, University of Leeds

Approaches to Care in Patients with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis in Australia and New Zealand

Click here to complete the survey

The Australian and New Zealand Vasculitis Society (ANZVASC) invites you to participate in a survey designed to assess the differences in approaches to care in patients with ANCA Associated Vasculitis across Australia and New Zealand and to identify potential factors influencing choice of therapy. The results will be used to help inform an ANZVASC position statement on the management of AAV in ANZ currently being developed by the ANZVASC education committee. 
This study involves completion of an online survey. The survey is expected to take 10 minutes to complete. Medical Specialists who treat patients with ANCA Associated Vasculitis are invited to participate. Please share the link above with any relevant colleagues.
This research project has obtained ethics approval from the Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee. All survey responses are confidential, and all data will be stored on a secure online platform. Only the research team will have access to the data.

CHANGE (Coalition for health and gender equity) survey for rheumatology healthcare professionals

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The survey will help us determine the extent to which rheumatology healthcare professionals need support in career advancement, particularly as it relates to global equity. We encourage rheumatology healthcare professionals currently in practice or training to complete this survey. The survey takes only 5 minutes to complete, and all responses will be completely anonymous. The responses are anonymous and will be used for medical education and research purposes.

For any queries, please contact Dr. L Gupta at

Attitudes towards Older People among Rheumatologists in Australia

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We are keen to understand attitudes and factors which affect the communication between rheumatologists and older rheumatology patients. This is important for both effective clinical management and future research to improve communication. This is a short web based study about attitudes of rheumatologists in Australia towards older people/patients. There is a significant increase in the aging population and we believe it is very important to understand attitudes and unmet needs in this area.

This project is a collaboration between Professor Charles Inderjeeth, ARA Member and  Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Fatih Tufan and Dr Ayse Nur Tufan, Rheumatologist, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Your responses are anonymous and will remain strictly confidential.

Questionnaire on psoriasis – Invitation to participate

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RACP Rheumatology Fellows are invited to complete this one-minute online questionnaire, in affiliation with the University of Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health District, assessing clinician perspectives on psoriasis.

Your responses will be informative as to standard practices of care, which is important for establishing a collective approach to the management of these patients. We strongly encourage you to participate.

Your responses are anonymous and will remain strictly confidential. All information collected will be non-identifiable. Please submit the questionnaire only once. This research is conducted by Dr Annika Smith and Associate Professor Peter Wong. 

Are you a Rheumatologist who manages patients with pulmonary hypertension?

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Researchers at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and University of New South Wales invite you to participate in an online survey to determine your attitude to exercise in patients with pulmonary hypertension.
If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Dr Karen Chia, Rehabilitation Physician ( The study has been approved by the St Vincent’s Hospital (Sydney) Ethics Committee.  An information sheet is attached to the survey link for you to print and retain – if you wish. Completion and submission of the survey will indicate your consent to participate.