The AAOS Registry Analytics Institute® Application Process

To participate in American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) data analysis collaboration through the AAOS Registry Analytics Institute® (RAI), please fill out the AAOS Registry Analytics Institute® Application. A new version of the application will be available soon.


Analyses requests are open to investigators who have a well-defined hypothesis or question related to orthopaedics or musculoskeletal care. For this initiative, “investigators” do not include representatives from industry, federal agencies, commercial entities, insurance companies, administrative databases, or hospital consortia.

Request Process

The application process has two steps. In the first step, applicants submit a preliminary application for AJRR Research Projects Subcommittee (RPS) review. If the RPS approves the preliminary application, in the second step the applicant will be asked to submit a full application. The 2020 application cycle dates are available below.

Applications can be submitted until 7:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on the day of the deadline. Submissions received after the deadline will be deferred to the next review cycle. When a preliminary application is submitted, the proposed project enters the AAOS Analyses Request and Publications pipeline, which includes:


Figure 1: Preliminary Application Review, Summary Flow Chart

Figure 2: Full Application Review, Summary Flow Chart

Available Data

The Registry Program collects data related to procedures and post-operative care. Depending on the request, your analyses maybe limited to a ≥65 years of age population. View a full list of AJRR data elements.

Data Analysis

Approved projects will work with AAOS Registry Analytics team to develop an analysis plan and timeline. Datasets are never provided, but instead investigators will receive completed, de-identified analyses based on the agreed upon project proposal and plan.

Funding Award

The AAOS Registry Analytics Institute® (RAI) provides eligible applicants with funding to support approved RAI projects. Funds are intended for use towards travel related expenses and registration to supported conferences for presentation of their RAI project. Awards are based upon merit and funding availability. 

Conferences must be a meeting with scientific merit, Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit and a focus on arthroplasty. Funding is limited to a maximum of $3,500 per project.

Funding is available to eligible individuals and organizations (excludes representatives from industry). Those interested in applying need to identify their request in the Preliminary and Final application. Individual applicants must be United States residents. In accordance with the publication policy, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Research Projects Subcommittee (RPS) has final approval regarding funding. To ensure conference criteria are met, at least two weeks prior to submission of an abstract, award recipients must submit conference details to AJRR for final approval (sent to All travel will follow AAOS travel reimbursement guidelines.


See a list of publications and presentations based off RAI completed applications.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the AAOS RAI.