Orthopaedic Research UK is a charitable organisation which funds high quality research into orthopaedic science.
Aiming for a pain free future
We are an independent body dedicated to advancing orthopaedic knowledge, not just by funding and publicising research - but also by organising training and events which promote collaboration between orthopaedic surgeons, scientists and engineers.
To eliminate bone and joint disease
To improve patients' quality of life by:
1. funding high quality research in centres of excellence through rigorous independent peer review, ensuring best practice under the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) guidelines.
2. the advancement of orthopaedic knowledge by dissemination of research results through training and education.
We endeavour to ensure we conduct our business in a professional, transparent and ethical manner, ensuring total confidentiality and excellent service. We take pride in and are passionate about our charitable work knowing it ultimately is for the benefit of patients.
We were established in 1989 by the orthopaedic surgeon Mr Ronald Furlong FRCS. Until 2011 we were known as the Furlong Research Charitable Foundation.
Today we are one of the most significant funders of orthopaedic research in the UK, working alongside many of the UK’s leading academic institutions.
We run many events. Some provide training in orthopaedic techniques. Others gather experts from different disciplines to share knowledge and best practice. We also actively publicise the findings of research we have funded.
Our scientific advisory committee meets two times a year to support our funding decisions. An independent review panel assesses each project separately from the foundation. Overseeing all our activities and decisions are our Trustees. All our committees comprise eminent figures in their respective fields of expertise.
We are a proud member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).