ARAD - Australian Rheumatology Association Database   

ARAD is a national Australian database which collects important health information from individuals with inflammatory arthritis such as :

For more information about ARAD and how to participate in ARAD  please visit the ARAD website -

ARAD is continuing to enrol people with inflammatory arthritis, whether on biologic medication or not. Rheumatologists are urged to continue enrolling ALL patients. To find out what you need to do visit

ARAD is funded by:

Unrestricted Educational Grants administered through the ARA from: 
Eli Lilly Australia Pty Ltd
Pfizer Australia
AbbVie Pty Ltd

Previous Sponsors

Amgen Australia Pty Ltd, Aventis, Astrazeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Australia Pty Ltd, Celgene Pty Ltd, Roche, NHMRC Enabling Grant, Monash University, Cabrini Health


Further Information
Participating ARA Members Information

  • ARA Conference presentations
  • Participating Members List
  • ARAD Annual Report
  • Adverse Event Reportingfor ARAD patients taking bDMARDs
  • Spreadsheet to track patients taking bDMARDs

We would like to thank all participants and participating rheumatologists for their continuing support of ARAD.



Professor Rachelle Buchbinder
Professor Lyn March
Professor Marissa Lassere

Project Manager
Ashley Fletcher
Tel:  03 9508 3473

Data Centre Staff
Vibhasha Chand
Nino Hay
Fax: 1800 022 730

2021 ARAD Steering Committee meetings (subject to change) via Zoom starting 7.30pm until 9.00pm.
16 February 2021
11 May 2021
17 August 2021
16 November 2021