Dear Core User,

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, per directives from Senior management at Partners and the Hospitals, this research core facilities will have a hiatus in their service offering. We will not be offering service till we are advised to resume operation.

Please stay safe in this challenging time and we look forward to working with you in the future.

VERITY is organized around central scientific themes that can be applied to multiple rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The Cores will address the following crosscutting areas:

1) including patients in clinical trial design, outcome selection, result interpretation, and dissemination;

2) integrating behavioral economics to enhance benefits of known interventions, i.e., adherence to medications, engagement in physical activity and weight loss;

3) extracting maximum information content from big data;

4) using smart technologies (mobile health) to advance clinical research;