Members

Join

As a CARRA member, you can:

  • Apply for CARRA grants and travel awards
  • Have access to the CARRA Members-Only Collaboration Site
  • Receive travel support to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting

Members must review/update their membership records annually and remain current on dues in order to be eligible for the above benefits.

Additionally, CARRA expects all members to participate in surveys and elections. Participation is tracked in the member database.

Renew

Renewing Your 2019 CARRA Membership:

  • You will be required to designate your primary research group (e.g., JDM, JIA, Pain, SVARD, SLE, TRTC). Members of TRTC or Pain may select two primary research groups.
  • You will be required to designate your current workgroups. Members interested in joining a workgroup should contact the workgroup leader or the appropriate disease/research committee chair. Visit the CARRA website for more information on CARRA research committees and workgroups.
  • CARRA members are expected to participate in surveys and elections.

Members Only Collaboration Site

The Members-Only Collaboration Site includes resources, such as:

  1. CARRA Registry Documentation
  2. Disease & Research Committee Spaces
  3. Data Request Portal

If you have not yet accessed wiki.carragroup.org, please follow the instructions below to get your password, or refer to this guide (PDF).

  1. Visit https://id.carragroup.org/crowd now and request a new password.
    1. Select “Can’t access your account” then “I have forgotten my password
    2. Use your e-mail address as your username
    3. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password
  2. When you have set your new password, wait 4-5 minutes to be sure your login information is synchronized to all new carragroup.org sites.
  3. Log in to wiki.carragroup.org and have a look around!
  4. Use this document “CARRA How-To: Controlling your Email from the wiki” to manage your email subscriptions.

Video Tutorials

If you need any assistance, please email [email protected].


CARRA Membership Categories and Dues

Membership in CARRA includes access to the Members-Only Collaboration site, free registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting, and opportunities to engage with CARRA Research Committees.

The member categories and dues, are as follows:

Membership Category

Annual Renewal Fee
(Paid prior to 2/1)

Annual Renewal Fee
(Paid after 2/1)

Pediatric Rheumatologist

$150

$200

Sponsored Voting Member

$150

$200

Emeritus Member

$0

$0

Associate Physician Member

$100

$125

Associate Health Care Member

$50

$75

Research Coordinator Member

$0

$0

Fellow Member

$0

$0

Trainee Member

$0

$0

Membership Categories

Voting Members

Pediatric Rheumatologist
Licensed pediatric rheumatologists who are either Board certified or Board eligible and who spend at least 50% of professional effort in pediatric rheumatology.

Sponsored Voting Member
Health care professionals or research scientists in the United States or Canada who meet the following requirements:

  • Must be sponsored by at least two (2) Voting Members of CARRA, at least one of whom is outside the candidate’s institution,

AND HAVE EITHER

a) served as the Principal Investigator of a study undertaken within CARRA, OR

b) for more than five (5) years committed at least 50% of professional effort in a field relevant to pediatric rheumatology, and published at least three peer reviewed articles in a field relevant to pediatric rheumatology.

Emeritus Member
At the discretion of the Steering Committee, a CARRA member who is no longer active in clinical research can be identified as an Emeritus Member.

Non-Voting Members

Associate Health Care Member
A nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician assistant, psychologist and other non-physician health care provider who actively cares for children with rheumatic diseases.

Associate Physician Member
A physician with a non-Pediatric Rheumatology specialty who actively cares for children with rheumatic diseases and who do not meet the criteria to become a sponsored voting member.

Fellow Member
United States or Canada: A physician licensed in the United States or Canada who is currently participating in an approved Pediatric Rheumatology* Fellowship program. 

*A fellow from another field such as dermatology, allergy/immunology, and nephrology will be considered for fellow membership if he/she is working directly with a CARRA member in a pediatric rheumatology clinic. A letter of sponsorship from a CARRA Voting Member is required for fellows located outside of the United States or Canada and for non-pediatric rheumatology fellows.

International: International physicians who are participating in training programs and not yet pediatric rheumatologists may apply for CARRA Fellow membership. Application must be accompanied by a letter from his/her program director confirming this status.

Research Coordinator Member
A clinical research coordinator in the United States or Canada who actively works with studies related to children with rheumatic disease. A letter of sponsorship from a CARRA Voting Member is required.

Trainee Member
A pediatric resident, graduate or medical student in the United States or Canada. A letter of support/sponsorship from a CARRA Voting Member is required.


Member Profile

To make changes to your contact information, communication preferences, or to provide training information, please login to the Members area.

If you have been given a temporary password, please login with those credentials and then click here to reset your username and/or password.


Questions

If you have any questions about CARRA membership or the application/renewal process, please contact the CARRA Business Office at [email protected] or by phone at (414) 918-9822.