Mobility for Life


We need thousands of Albertans — both with and without bone and joint conditions —to participate in a number of long-term research studies. The Mobility for Life Project will encompass studies already underway in the institute as well as new initiatives. The information collected 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.

Once enrolled in the project, volunteers will be invited to undergo specific imaging, clinical and laboratory testing at regular intervals for many 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.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 14 to 120

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

We are recruiting participants of any sex, 14 year old or older, currently residing in Alberta.

Exclusion criteria:

People who are less than 14 years old and currently residing outside Alberta.


This study is not currently accepting expressions of interest via the website. Please see contact information below.

Additional information

Contact information

Please visit our website at, where you can express your interest by completing the contact form.

Principal investigator:

Steven Boyd

Clinical trial: