The National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases

National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases (NDB) is the largest patient-reported research data bank for rheumatic disorders in the United States. We report to the rheumatology community in peer-reviewed journals and at the major scientific conferences.

You are invited to join us in our work, either as a person with a rheumatic disorder, or as a physician or researcher who wants to help and use our data bank and research services, including data collection tools and database support.

By rheumatic conditions, we mean rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), fibromyalgia, lupus, polymyositis, low back pain, tendonitis, and many other problems- anything that you would see a rheumatologist or joint specialist about. The NDB project collects data on rheumatic conditions directly from persons who have these problems. The goals of the project are to advance knowledge about the causes, outcomes, costs, treatments, and results of treatments related to rheumatic conditions.


Contact Information


Phone: 316.263.2125, 800.323.5871
Fax: 316.263.0761

1035 N. Emporia
Suite 288
Wichita, KS 67214


Copyright Information

All information, documents and questionnaires on this website are the property of the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases.


Online Privacy Information

The National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases is committed to respecting privacy. We do not share your email addresses with anyone. We do not give away or sell any personally identifiable information.


Purpose of this website

This website is intended to educate interested people about the research activities of the NDB, and to allow physicians and people with rheumatic diseases to join the NDB study. There is absolutely no cost to join. All information within the NDB web site, including links away from this site, is for educational purposes only. Nothing presented here should be taken to be medical advice. You are encouraged to speak with your doctor about any questions you have about your care. The NDB is not allowed to give medical advice. No endorsement of any treatment is intended.

This website does not display or accept any advertising.

The NDB, a non-profit organization, receives funding from a variety of sources. Particular funding sources are explained in the individual articles and abstracts.