Home > Research


Here you will find information on current research within rheumathology and how you apply for data extraction from SRQ, The Swedish Rheumathology Quality Register, as a researcher. You will also find information on the SRQ Biobank and the collaboration group ARTIS which focuses on for instance follow-up and effect of biological drugs.

Research on SRQ data

Each year around forty different scientific studies using data from SRQ are conducted. By analyzing data from the register, the researchers can draw conclusions about the epidemiology and progress of rheumatic diseases and the efficiency of different diagnostic and therapeutic efforts.

For instance, research has shown that living habits, such as smoking, physical activity and diet, affect both the risk of getting a rheumatic disease and the prognosis of it. This is a very important result, since it means that the patients themselves can influence their well-being quite a lot.

Connected to RUT

SRQ is connected to RUT, Register Utiliser Tool. Read more on registerforskning.se

Data extraction from SRQ

Anyone cannot perform research on data from SRQ. The researchers must apply for permission and be approved by the Register Council of the Swedish Association for Rheumatology – Svensk Reumatologisk Förening.

Learn more on how you apply

SRQ Biobank

SRQ Biobank collects blood samples from patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are registered, or are included, in the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register (SRQ) to be used in research that can predict the onset, course, and treatment response of rheumatoid arthritis.

Learn more about SRQ Biobank

Vit pratbubbla i en grön cirkel

ARTIS and biological drugs

The collaboration group ARTIS works with for instance follow-up and effect of biological drugs. The group’s focus also includes, in addition to follow-up of the safety of biological drugs, for example issues around comorbidity and epidemiological methodology.

Learn more about ARTIS


SRQ reports the research results that the register has contributed to. We have collected them here on our web.

Since we are required to report the research results it is important that we receive information on all publications generated from SRQ data.

Learn more about the publications