Rudy is a study in Rare diseases. Headed up by a research team at the University of Oxford, Rudy aims to transform clinical care for participants through patient driven research.Find out more
We are expanding to include all rare diseases. The number of diseases we are interested in is growing as more researchers join the network. If your rare disease is not currently included in this list, please register on the website anyway.
So far we have 4004 participants that have fully consented to the study - and this number is growing daily. We now have a total of 86687 Questionnaires completed.Find out more
Because the study aims to collect information over a five year period, we are aiming to make your involvement as simple and flexible as possible. You can decide what parts of the study you want to be a part of, and how you would like us to contact you: whether by letter, telephone, email or text. You will be free to change your mind about your participation and your preferences at any time during the study.Find out more
We are a national network of doctors, researchers, patients and families working together to improve our understanding of rare diseases and develop new tests and treatments.Find out more
The NIHR Rare diseases of Bone, Joint and blood vessels is funded by a partnership between the NIHR Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration and the Oxford NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, University of Oxford
The patient forum is made up of RUDY participant volunteers who act as a link between RUDY study and its participants, their families and carers. The members of the forum include parents of children with a rare disease as well as adults with a rare disease.Find out more