This study was sponsored by Corrona LLC, Southborough, MA, USA. The Corrona RA registry has been supported through contracted subscriptions in the last 2 years by AbbVie (Chicago, IL, USA), Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA, USA), AstraZeneca (Melbourn, Hertfordshire, UK), Genentech (San Francisco, CA, USA), Horizon Pharma (Dublin, Ireland), Eli Lilly (Indianapolis, IN, USA), Janssen Biotech (Horsham Township, PA, USA), Novartis (Basel, Switzerland), Pfizer (New York City, NY, USA), Vertex (Boston, MA, USA), and UCB (Brussels, Belgium). Medical writing support was fully-funded by MedImmune, a member of the AstraZeneca Group in accordance with Good Publication Practice (GPP3) guidelines (http://www.ismpp.org/gpp3). MedImmune also funded the publication charges.
We acknowledge the editorial services of Ellie Ling, PhD (PAREXEL International, Wicker House, Worthing, UK) at initial development and medical writing support of Elspeth Stewart, PhD, QXV Comms, Macclesfield, UK (an Ashfield company, part of UDG Healthcare plc), which was fully funded by MedImmune, a member of the AstraZeneca Group in accordance with Good Publication Practice (GPP3) guidelines (http://www.ismpp.org/gpp3).
All named authors meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria for authorship of this manuscript, take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, and have given final approval to the version to be published.
Disclosures. V. Strand is a consultant for Corrona LLC, Alder, Protagen, AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Biotest, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo/Myriad Genetics, EMDSerono, Genentech/Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Hospira, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sandoz, Sanofi, UCB, and Vertex, and has served on advisory boards for AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Biotest, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celltrion, Crescendo/Myriad Genetics, EMDSerono, Genentech/Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Hospira, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sandoz, Sanofi, UCB, and Vertex.
P. Miller is a previous employee of AstraZeneca. SA Williams is a previous employee of AstraZeneca. K Saunders is an employee of Corrona LLC. S Grant is a previous employee of Axio LLC (consultant for Corrona LLC), and is currently an employee of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a consultant to Axio LLC. J Kremer is a shareholder and employee of Corrona LLC and has received grants from AbbVie, Amgen, Genetech, Lilly, and Pfizer, and consulting fees from AbbVie, Amgen, Genentech, Lilly, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and MedImmune.
Compliance with Ethics Guidelines. The Corrona RA Registry has IRB approval through the New England IRB.
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