Corrona Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Drug Safety & Effectiveness Registry

Study Purpose

This prospective, non-interventional research registry is designed to study the comparative effectiveness and comparative safety of approved treatments for RA in a cohort of patients cared for by rheumatologists across North America. Secondary objectives include analyzing the epidemiology and natural history of the disease, its comorbidities, and current treatment practices.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.

An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.

Searching Both is inclusive of interventional and observational studies.

Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Be at least 18 years of age or older. 2. Be able and willing to provide written consent for participation in the registry as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that includes Full Name and Date of Birth at a minimum. 3. Have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis by a rheumatologist. 4. Meet at least one of the following criteria: (A) Currently receiving an Eligible Medication** that was started within 365 days of the Enrollment Visit. i. A temporary interruption of an Eligible Medication is allowed if the interruption in treatment lasted <180 days. (B) Prescribed or receiving the first dose of an Eligible Medication** on the day of the Enrollment Visit. (C) Diagnosed with RA within 365 days of the Enrollment Visit regardless of treatment regimen ("Early RA").

Exclusion Criteria:

The patient must not: 1. Have a diagnosis of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), Psoriatic arthritis (PsA), Spondyloarthritis (SpA), Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or any other form of autoimmune inflammatory arthritis. 2. Be starting only a non-eligible medication, unless the patient was diagnosed with RA within 365 days of the Enrollment Visit. Non-eligible medications include conventional DMARDs
  • - for example methotrexate, sulfasalazine, leflunomide, etc. - and including prednisone.
3. Be participating in or planning to participate in a double-blind randomized clinical trial of an RA drug. Of note, concurrent participation in another observational registry or open-label Phase 3b/4 trial is not excluded. Early Follow-Up Visit Criteria. To be eligible for an early Corrona Follow-Up Visit that is conducted <150 days since the last registry visit, the following conditions must be met: 4. A follow-up set of questionnaires should always be completed whenever a registry subject is being prescribed or receiving the first dose of a new (different) Eligible Medication** at a routine office visit. If this occurs less than 150 days from the previous visit at which Corrona questionnaires had been completed, it is considered an "Early Follow-Up Visit." The next anticipated visit that follow-up questionnaires would be completed would be calculated off the Early Follow-up Visit date (=>150 days). Prior use of an Eligible Medication** does not exclude a patient from an Early Follow-Up visit.
  • - Eligible Medications are biologics, biosimilars, and JAK-inhibitors FDA-approved for the treatment of RA.
Prior use of an Eligible Medication does not exclude a patient from enrollment

Trial Details

Trial ID:

This trial id was obtained from, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, providing information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants with locations in all 50 States and in 196 countries.


Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.

Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.

Phase 3: Studies that gather more information about safety and effectiveness by studying different populations and different dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.

Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.

Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Joel Kremer, MD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Center for Rheumatology
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Enrolling by invitation
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study Website: View Trial Website
Additional Details

The primary objective for this registry is to systematically collect and document use patterns, effectiveness, and safety of DMARDs (Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs), biologic agents, and any other treatments currently used in the management of RA. The design is a prospective, non-interventional registry for patients with RA under the care of a rheumatologist. Longitudinal data are collected from both patients and their treating rheumatology providers during routine clinical encounters using a structured and standardized data collection method. The scope of data collection includes but is not limited to patient demographics, disease duration, medical history (including all prior and current treatments for RA), smoking status, alcohol use, disease activity and severity, pain, as well as other clinician- and patient-reported outcomes, comorbidities and adverse events, infections, hospitalizations, and other targeted safety outcomes. After the enrollment visit, RA patients and physicians will complete the follow-up questionnaires during regularly scheduled clinical encounters. The goal is to collect data from patients and providers at six month intervals. Adverse events may be volunteered spontaneously by the subject, or be discovered as a result of general questioning by the Investigator. During all Corrona related visits with the Investigator, subjects will be questioned regarding the occurrence of adverse events.

Arms & Interventions


: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pts presenting to enrolling sites across the US are invited to enroll if eligible.


Contact a Trial Team

If you are interested in learning more about this trial, find the trial site nearest to your location and contact the site coordinator via email or phone. We also strongly recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider about the trials that may interest you and refer to our terms of service below.

Center for Rheumatology, Albany, New York



Center for Rheumatology

Albany, New York, 12206