Learn more about what you can expect on your research journey in the Mobility for Life Project
Long-term research study
Because bone and joint diseases take years to develop, it’s important for researchers to study people over a long period of time. We need thousands of Albertans — both with and without bone and joint conditions — to participate in this long-term research study.
This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (REB19-1515)
To participate in the Mobility for Life Project, participants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
14 years of age minimum
All participants must be at least 14 years of age. We are hoping to recruit a wide range of age groups and there is no upper age limit to participate.
Currently, we are only recruiting participants who reside in Alberta. To sign up for the project you must currently live in Alberta.
Mobility for Life Project Road Map
Learn more about the steps of the Mobility for Life Project participant journey.
Enrolment & Consent
When you sign up for the Mobility for Life Project we will send you a link to an enrolment questionnaire by email to confirm that you are eligible to participate in the study.
If you are eligible, we will ask you to complete a consent form.
Once you provide your consent, we will invite you to complete a questionnaire to collect information on your demographic characteristics, lifestyle, health history and physical function.
With the project’s long-term research focus, we will send you a health and lifestyle questionnaire on an annual basis so we can understand how your health evolves over time.
In-person data collection
As the Mobility for Life Project progresses we may invite you to participate in optional in-person data collection. In-person data collection may include specific imaging and/or clinical and laboratory testing at various intervals.
Our Privacy Pledge
We are dedicated to ensuring information is stored securely to protect your privacy.
Data collected in the Mobility for Life Project will be used for research purposes only. Data collected in the Mobility for Life Project is stored securely and it is only accessible to approved researchers in the project. Data from questionnaires will be stored anonymously.