Members

Join or Renew

 

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

2020 Dues Renewal Form Coming Soon

  • You will be required to designate your primary research group (e.g., Cross Cutting, 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.

Renew Online

Renewing Your 2020 CARRA Membership:

  • You will be required to designate your primary research group (e.g., Cross Cutting, 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.
  • The membership category Associate Health Care Member is now known as Health Care Professional Member. The dues have been lowered from $50 to none.
  • The Research Coordinator Member is now known as Research Professional Member—Research Coordinator Member.
  • CARRA now offers two new membership types:
    • Research Professional Member—Investigator, for non-MD research and/or health care professions or postdocs who serve as investigators on research studies on pediatric rheumatic disease and do not meet the criteria for sponsored voting member. Must have an advanced degree (annual dues: $50).
    • Research Professional Member—Other, for research professionals that work on CARRA Research studies that do not meet the criteria for any other membership category such as data coordinators, regulatory coordinators, finance specialists (annual dues: none).

Invoices

To print an invoice and mail a check for your renewal, you will need to go through the renewal process. When you get to the 'Payment Options' screen, you have the option to either pay by credit card or print an invoice. Choose "Print an invoice" and then proceed. You will get a message that says, "Thank you for renewing your CARRA membership. A confirmation e-mail has been sent to your email. Please click here to download and print a copy of your invoice."

If you have any questions about printing an invoice, or need assistance, please contact CARRA at [email protected] or 414-918-9822.


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

New Membership Fee

Annual Renewal Fee
(Paid prior to 2/1)

Annual Renewal Fee
(Paid after 2/1)

Pediatric Rheumatologist

$150

$150

$200

Sponsored Voting Member

$150

$150

$200

Emeritus Member

$0

$0

$0

Research Professional Member—Investigator

 $50

$50

$75

Research Professional Member—Research Coordinator Member

$0

$0

$0

Research Professional Member—Other

$0

$0

$0

Associate Physician Member

$100

$100

$125

Health Care Professional Member

$0

$0

$0

Fellow Member

$0

$0

$0

Trainee Member

$0

$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 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.

Health Care Professional 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.

Research Professional Member—Investigator

A non-MD research and/or health care professional or postdoc who serves as an investigator on research studies on pediatric rheumatic disease and does not meet the criteria for sponsored voting member. Must have advanced degree (e.g, MS, MA, NP, PhD).

Research Professional Member—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.

Research Professional Member—Other

A pediatric rheumatology research study staff or other research professional who does not meet any other membership category. Examples include but are not limited to data coordinators, regulatory coordinators, and finance specialists.

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

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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.