How to get involved in GRIDD

Patients & Organizations 

The GRIDD project relies on dermatology patient participation during Phases 2, 3, and 4 (see side graphic).

Data gathered in Phases 2 and 3 will allow researchers to design the world-first patient impact measurement tool - or questionnaire - that will then be distributed worldwide in Phase 4.

The data gathered using this new measurement tool in late 2021 will validate patients’ needs for improved care, and hopefully lead to better treatment options. 

To learn more about the five phases of GRIDD click here.

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GRIDD Needs Patients today

GRIDD, currently in Phase 3, requires 2,000 dermatology patients worldwide to participate in two consecutive surveys. The first survey will ask participants to validate the research findings from Phase 2 related to the statements developed about patient impacts. The second survey will be a further refinement of those impact statements that will in turn be used to develop the PRIDD tool in Phase 4.

Delphi Participant Selection Criteria:

There are two qualifications all participants must meet to participate in the Delphi:

  • All participants must be adults (over 18 yrs) 
  • All participants must be diagnosed with a dermatological disease

Delphi Timeline:

Survey #1 - Launching end of November 2020 and will run to mid-January 2021 (approx. 6 weeks)

Survey #2 - Expected to launch mid-February 2021 and run for 1 month (approx. 4 weeks)

NOTE: The same patient participants complete BOTH survey #1 and survey #2

If your organization is not on our patient association members’ list please consider applying to become a Member.  Learn about GlobalSkin Membership or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Why Does GRIDD Research Matter?

By contributing to the GRIDD project you are part of a global movement to change the way the world sees and manages dermatology.  In the Phase 3 Delphi your voice, taking the form of patient data, will be helping to contribute to the development of the world-first patient-driven measurement tool we call PRIDD: Patient-Reported Impact of Dermatological Disease .

Consider Phase 3 as the rehearsal for Phase 4: the meta global patient impact data collection process that will employ the new PRIDD tool. This meta patient data will in turn influence decisions related to currently identified needs such as better treatments, more research, and improved healthcare policies. Without validated, scientifically derived patient impact data key decisions and resources needed to advance dermatology will continue to be limited.

PRIDD data will help inform the world that dermatological conditions can rob people of their quality of life and emotional wellbeing and that solutions are needed to deliver a higher quality of service and treatment to dermatology patients around the world.

Help us achieve this goal by recruiting adult dermatology patients.

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Extended Dermatology Community 

GRIDD will benefit everyone in the dermatology community including patients, patient organizations, health care professionals, researchers, and industry.  Each of these stakeholder groups will be empowered with verifiable, patient-derived data to support advocacy campaigns and the development of tools, training, and resources which will help us all take action for a better future for patients.

Working collaboratively, we will validate patients’ needs and advance care and treatment options, and more affordable medicines.  We invite all stakeholders to help connect dermatology patients with the GRIDD project to ensure that their disease and country are well represented.  For more information about the current Phase and how you can get involved please click below.