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As part of the supplement series GRAPPA 2020, this report was reviewed internally and approved by the Guest Editors for integrity, accuracy, and consistency with scientific and ethical standards. C. Stober, MBChB, MRCP, PhD, MSc, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; D.R. Jadon, MBBCh, MRCP, PhD, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; A.W. Armstrong, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Director of Clinical Research Support, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI), Vice Chair Director, Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research Director, Psoriasis Program, Department of Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine at USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA; V. Chandran, MD, DM, PhD, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, Krembil Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; M. de Wit, PhD, GRAPPA Patient Research Partner, Department of Medical Humanities, Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; P.S. Helliwell, MD, PhD Professor of Clinical Rheumatology, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, Leeds, UK; P.J. Mease, MD, Rheumatology Research, Swedish Medical Center/ Providence St. Joseph Health and University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA; A. Ogdie, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; D. O'Sullivan, BE, GRAPPA Patient Research Partner, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Disease Unit, Dublin, Ireland; S.R. Pennington, PhD, School of Medicine, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland; T. Löve, MD, PhD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, and Department of Research, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland; A. Cauli, MD, PhD, Rheumatology Unit, University Clinic and AOU of Cagliari, Monserrato, Italy; L. van Mens, MD, PhD, Amsterdam University Medical Centers/University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology Amsterdam, Infection & Immunity Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; R. Waxman, MPH, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Harehills Lane, Leeds, and NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, Leeds, UK; J.U. Scher, MD, Department of Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA; A. Barton, MBChB, MSc, PhD, FRCP, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, The University of Manchester and NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, Manchester University NHS Trust, Manchester, UK; C.T. Ritchlin, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA; O. FitzGerald, MD, FRCPI, FRCP, Consultant Rheumatologist and Newman Clinical Research Professor, Conway Institute for Biomolecular Research, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. AA has received research funding from Boehringer Ingelheim/Parexel, Bristol Myers Squibb, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Galderma, Janssen-Ortho Inc., Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Leo Pharma, Pfizer Inc., Sanofi Genzyme, UCB Pharma; and honorariums from AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Leo Pharma, Modernizing Medicine, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi Genzyme, and Sun Pharma. VC has received consulting fees and/or speaking fees and/or honoraria from AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, and UCB, and his spouse is an employee of Eli Lilly and Company. PJM has received research grants, consultation fees, and/or speaker honoraria from AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Galapagos, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun Pharma, and UCB. JUS has received research grants and/or consulting fees from AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Sanofi, and UCB; OF has received research grants and/ or consulting fees from AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., and UCB. All other coauthors declare no conflicts of interest. Address correspondence to Prof. Oliver FitzGerald, School of Medicine, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield Dublin 4, Ireland. Email:
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