Mobility for Life Project


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 a number of long-term research studies. The information collected in the Mobility for Life Project will form one of the world’s most comprehensive musculoskeletal health databases, helping researchers identify early indicators of disease, improve diagnosis and target effective treatment.

Researchers hope to recruit 10,000 study participants by 2025. Once enrolled in the project, volunteers will be invited to complete several extensive surveys, undergo specific imaging, clinical and laboratory testing at regular intervals for up to 20 years. These tests will be administered by qualified providers, online or in person at the Centre for Mobility and Joint Health (MoJo) located at the Foothills Campus of the University of Calgary. The results of these tests and evaluations will be available to participants and will be anonymized and kept on a secured database to be used in various ongoing or future studies. 

*Activity in the Mobility for Life Project is currently paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to start recruitment in the next few months. If you are interested in signing up for the Mobility for Life Project, please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you once recruitment starts for the Mobility for Life Project. 

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