in the Research Process 

Have a Voice in How Treatments are Developed 

We live in a new era of lupus research. Researchers are unlocking cutting-edge science that gives us the potential to find more personalized treatments and cures. And researchers are studying dozens of new treatment options for lupus right now.

But even our brightest scientists can’t do it alone. Your participation, your feedback, and your experience will help better inform how they conduct clinical trials and ensure that potential treatments address the most pressing needs and are tested among the full diversity of the lupus community. The answers lie within you.

Through the Lupus Research Alliance’s clinical research affiliate Lupus Therapeutics, you can support the drug development process from participating in patient advisory boards, focus groups, and materials review to educating others about clinical research and participating in clinical trials.

The more people who become involved in research, the faster we’ll make much-needed progress. This is the science of us, a diverse and vibrant community, and the voices of those living with lupus need to be front and center in research.


To me, the benefit is the audacity of hope. You have to hold onto hope for a cure. Even if you don’t personally get there, eventually someone you know – maybe even your grandchild -- or even someone you don’t, will need a cure, and you will have been a part of that.

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