OI Studies (Currently Recruiting) 

Participate in OI Research!

As you know, supporting research is an important part of the OI Foundation’s mission and we need volunteers to help advance the scientific understanding of OI so that more and better treatments can be made available to the OI community.  The OI Foundation shares information about current research and studies through emails to those who are signed up for the OI Registry. To receive these updates and help move OI research forward, please join the OI Registry!

If at any point you have questions, please contact the OIF at bonelink@oif.org or 301-947-0083.

OI Studies (Currently Recruiting) 

Disclaimer: The OI Foundation is not involved in the design or management of this research, and as such, is neither endorsing nor supporting these studies. The mission of the OIF is to keep the OI community informed of all relevant studies. This information is made available as a service to the OI community.

7707: Use of clear aligners for the treatment of dental malocclusion in individuals with Osteogenesis Imperfecta Types III and IV (Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium)

 The purpose of this study is to determine if it is safe to use Invisalign clear aligners in correcting the misalignment of teeth in people with OI. Clear aligners are transparent plastic trays that are designed to fit over your teeth.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • are between ages 12 – 40
  • have OI type III or IV
  • have had no prior orthodontic treatment

Please find more information here.

7708: Cardiopulmonary Outcomes in Osteogenesis Imperfecta

The purpose of this study is to understand the cause of the restrictive pulmonary physiology in the OI population. Respiratory insufficiency is the leading cause of death in patients with OI.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • are 18 years or older
  • have been diagnosed with OI clinically and/or genetically
  • have no cardiopulmonary comorbidities that affect lung compliance

Please find more information here.

Ultragenyx ORBIT Study

The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of setrusumab in pediatric and young adult patients with OI Types I, III, or IV.

Inclusion criteria:

  • 5-25 years
  • Confirmed diagnosis of OI Types I, III, or IV
  • Are willing to NOT receive bisphosphonate therapy during the study.
  • Had at least one fracture in the past year or at least two fractures in the past 2 years.

Learn more about this study here. To find out more about Ultragenyx studies, click here.

Ultragenyx COSMIC Study

 The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of setrusumab vs intravenous bisphosphonates (IV-BP) on reduction in fracture rate, including morphometric vertebral fractures in pediatric participants.

Inclusion criteria:

  • 2-4 years
  • Clinical diagnosis of OI Types I, III, or IV confirmed by identification of genetic mutation in COL1A1 or COL1A2
  • Any prior exposure to, or currently receiving, IV-bisphosphonate therapy for treatment of OI

Learn more about this study here. Please reach out to trialrecruitment@ultragenyx.com if you are interested in participating.

Poise 1 (Sanofi)

The purpose of this study is to deepen the scientific understanding of OI and the anti-TGFb antibody SAR439459, as we prepare for future long-term studies. The study also includes digital, non-invasive strategies to better understand how OI patients move and are active throughout the day. All participants will be reimbursed for travel and accommodations involved in visiting study sites during the study duration, including airfare for those who are not within driving distance of a study site.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Male or female between 18 and 65 years old, with the exception of postmenopausal women
  • Confirmed diagnosis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Types I or IV, including documented genetic mutation in the COL1A1 or COL1A2 genes. Sanofi will provide OI-specific genotyping if it is not already in the patient’s medical history.
  • Have experienced ≥ 2 bone fractures since the age of 18 OR at least 1 bone fracture in the last 10 years.

To learn more about this study, please review the study brochure.

Updates from the OIF

OIF Scientific Meeting Recap

Each year during the OI Foundation’s annual Scientific Meeting, leading scientists and medical professionals gather to share their research on osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Dr. Frank Rauch (OIF Medical Advisory Council Member) discussed the 2023 meeting and some of the major takeaways from this year’s event in a Research Update video.

Results from the Pain and OI Survey

In the past few years, researchers have been putting more focus on understanding how pain impacts people with OI. While pain has a large impact on people’s lives, it is unclear how it specifically impacts aspects of a person’s well-being and health.

The Pain and OI Project, a group co-led by the OI Foundation and the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Federation of Europe (OIFE) created a survey where all adults with OI could share information about their pain and how it impacted them. This group consists of international OI advocacy leaders, researchers, and medical professionals from 12 different countries. This survey gives a snapshot of a group of adults with OI, and may help contextualize an individual’s experience and suggest future areas of study for more research.

Below are some major initial findings from the survey, and the OIF hopes to present a more thorough analysis later.

  1. Many people with OI appear to experience lots of chronic pain.
  2. Back pain is common for people who completed the survey.
  3. Pain impacts many parts of people’s lives including career and social life decisions.

What’s next?   

Pain and OI, like our understanding of OI itself, is complex. We hope that the results from this survey can help contextualize the pain that OI community members feel, and that it can help drive further research.

In-depth survey results will be shared in the June issue of the OIF’s Breakthrough newsletter.

Learn more about the Pain and OI project at https://oife.org/what-we-do/pain-oi/.

OI Foundation Resources: 

Current OI Studies and Publications

The OI Foundation’s Current OI Studies and Publications page features a list of OI studies that are currently recruiting, as well as a collection of published OI research.

What You Need to Know about Clinical Trials 

The OI Foundation’s What You Need to Know about Clinical Trials factsheet defines major terms and stages of clinical trials, explains the role of the FDA, and answers common questions. This and other OIF factsheets are available on the OIF website’s Information Center at www.oif.org/factsheets.

Current State of OI Research Video Series 
The OI Foundation’s Current State of OI Research video series was created to highlight and describe the work of the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium (BBDC), a multicenter initiative that focuses on understanding and providing better treatment options for osteogenesis imperfecta. To watch recordings of these sessions, click here.


Check your Medicaid Status

Don’t risk a health care coverage gap!

With the end of the Public Health Emergency, Medicaid has started disenrolling beneficiaries. Don’t risk a gap in health care coverage and check your status now.

Haven’t received a Medicare renewal letter? Lost your Medicaid coverage? It’s not too late. Check if you are eligible by contacting your state Medicaid agency providers to retain coverage. If you no longer qualify for Medicaid, you may be able to get health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. To find out more visit https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/transfer-to-marketplace/ .

The Medicaid and CHIP Communications Toolkit contains helpful information regarding renewals and alternatives.

Other important messages:

  • If you no longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, you may be able to get health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace®.
  • Losing Medicaid or CHIP coverage is a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), which allows you to enroll in a Marketplace plan outside of the Open Enrollment Period.
  • If your child no longer qualifies for Medicaid, you may be able to get them health coverage through your state’s Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

For more information, please consult:
Medicaid Unwinding Updates

For those who will not be covered through Medicaid, please find information on Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) coverage below:

Medicaid Unwinding Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

  • To ensure individuals have sufficient time to enroll in Marketplace coverage during the unwinding period, consumers who lose Medicaid/CHIP coverage between March 31, 2023 and July 31, 2024 will be eligible for a 60-day SEP beginning the day they submit or update a Marketplace application.
    • Consumers can access this Unwinding SEP by submitting or updating an application through HealthCare.gov, a certified partner that supports SEPs, or the Marketplace Call Center.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Marketplace guidance on the unwinding SEP: https://www.cms.gov/technical-assistance-resources/temp-sep-unwinding-faq.pdf
  • CMS recommends that Medicaid/CHIP enrollees submit or update an application on HealthCare.gov as soon as they receive their Medicaid/CHIP termination letter from their state.

OIF Scientific Meeting Recap

Each year during the OI Foundation’s annual Scientific Meeting, leading scientists and medical professionals gather to share their research on osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Dr. Frank Rauch (OIF Medical Advisory Council Member) discussed the 2023 meeting and some of the major takeaways from this year’s event in a Research Update video.

OI Awareness Week Social Media Toolkit

National Osteogenesis Imperfecta Awareness Week is May 6 – 13, 2023!

One of the most effective (and free!) ways to raise awareness during National OI Awareness Week (May 6-13, 2023) is through social media. Please join us in bringing attention to this important week by sharing OIF posts, facts about OI, your OI story, and information about OIF programs and events on your social media pages including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

We have provided sample posts for your use below. Stay connected with the OI Foundation and OI community by using the hashtags #OIawarenessweek and #UnbreakableSpirit in your posts.

Sample Posts:

Guidelines for Use: OI Awareness Week logos and graphics may be used for educational and informational purposes in relation to OI Awareness Week. These graphics may not be used to endorse products/services or to solicit funds.

Click here to download these graphics from Dropbox.


National OI Awareness Week

These graphics are perfect to remind your friends and family that a very special week is coming up!


Sample posts:

  • National OI Awareness Week is May 6-13! Please join me in raising awareness and support for a community that is so special to me! #OIawarenessweek #UnbreakableSpirit
  • I can’t wait for #OIawarenessweek! I will be raising OI awareness by…. I hope you will join me by….
  • National OI Awareness Week begins tomorrow! I will be raising OI awareness and hope you will do the same! To raise OI awareness this week, I will… [YOUR RESPONSE HERE]. This is important to me because … For more information on how you can raise awareness and support the OIF this week, visit www.oif.org/awarenessweek. #OIawarenessweek #UnbreakableSpirit

Facts about OI

OI is a rare disease that your social media friends may not know much about, or even heard of! OI Awareness Week is the perfect time to share facts about OI!


Sample posts:

  • Do you know what osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is? OI is a rare and complex genetic disorder of the collagen that is often characterized by bones that break easily. While the major feature of OI is bones that break easily, many other body systems may be affected and individuals with OI may experience dental issues, hearing loss, muscle weakness, cardiac and respiratory issues. OI is highly variable, ranging from few symptoms and fractures to a form that is lethal at birth. Learn more about OI at www.oif.org. #OIawarenessweek #UnbreakableSpirit
  • What causes OI? OI is caused by a mutation (change) in collagen, the major protein present in bone. These mutations affect bone composition, formation, and strength, as well as the structure of other tissues. Learn more at www.oif.org #OIawarenessweek #UnbreakableSpirit


Learn More!

Share resources on your social media pages for your friends, family, and followers to learn more about OI.


Sample posts:

  • The OI Foundation’s goal is to provide information for OI community members, medical professionals, and caregivers. The OIF’s online Information Center includes medically verified information about OI, OI publications, video resources, and fact sheets. Learn more about OI and the programs of the OI Foundation at www.oif.org. #OIawarenessweek #SHAREforAWARENESS
  • Raising awareness of OI is so important, especially during National OI Awareness Week! One of the best ways to understand is to ask questions! Do you have questions about OI? I’ll do my best to answer them and share my experiences! #OIawarenessweek #UnbreakableSpirit

Share Your Story

During OI Awareness Week, your friends and family want to hear from YOU! One of the best ways to raise OI awareness among your friends, family, and community is to share your OI story!


Share your relationship and experience with OI, what having OI means to you, or a personal story.

How to Support the OI Community

Your friends, family, and fellow OI community members may want to support National OI Awareness Week, but are not sure where to begin! Share this list of 5 simple ways to participate in this special week!

Sample post:

  • There are so many ways to get involved in National OI Awareness Week! It would mean the world to me if my family, friends, and followers would join me in raising awareness for OI this week. For more information about how you can get involved, please visit www.oif.org/awarenessweek. #OIawarenessweek


Click here to download these graphics from Dropbox.

Connect with the OI Foundation on Social Media! Like, follow, share!


National OI Awareness Week is May 6-13!

National OI Awareness Week is May 6 – 13, 2023!

National OI Awareness Week is a week dedicated to raising awareness for OI and sharing your Unbreakable Spirit®. OI Awareness Week is scheduled around Wishbone Day (May 6), the international OI Awareness Day.  Each year during National OI Awareness Week, OI community members request state proclamations, hang flyers, hold events, and share social media posts to raise OI awareness.

How will YOU raise OI awareness this week?

Proclaim National OI Awareness Week 2023 in your State!

We need YOUR help to proclaim National OI Awareness Week (May 6 – 13, 2023) in every state!

To request a proclamation in your state, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on your state below.
  2. Suggested Proclamation Request Language and Suggested Proclamation language are available here. If required, you may copy/paste this into your proclamation request form.
  3. When you receive your proclamation, please send an electronic version to gbeug@oif.org. If you did not receive an electronic version, please send a photo of the mailed proclamation.




New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico

New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina

South Dakota
Washington, DC
West Virginia

If you have any questions, please contact Gabriela at gbeug@oif.org.


The IMPACT Survey

Living With Osteogenesis IMPerfecta: UnderstAnding Experiences Based On Community InsighT and Evidence Survey, the IMPACT Survey

What is the IMPACT survey?

In 2021, the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (OIF), the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Federation Europe (OIFE), and Mereo BioPharma collaborated closely to launch the IMPACT Survey. The goal of this project was to capture and quantify the real impact OI has on the lives of people with OI, their families, and caregivers. We were thrilled that more than 2,200 OI community members from 66 countries participated in this survey!

The survey was based on evidence gaps around:

  • Clinical impact of OI on affected individuals
  • Humanistic impact on individuals, their families and caregivers
  • Economic impact on individuals and wider society

The IMPACT survey is now closed.  Thank you to all participants who made this possible.


What were the target groups?

The survey was developed for the following primary target groups:

  • Adults with OI (over 17 years old)
  • Parents (without OI) of children with OI
  • Parents (with OI) of children with OI
  • Adolescents with OI (12 – 17 years old)

In addition to the target groups above, there were also a substantial number of responses from

  • Parents of adults with OI
  • Close relatives of people with OI

There were different questions based on which target group you belong to. Adults with OI who had children with OI, could answer both on behalf of themselves and their children.

Geographic distribution of respondents

 The collaborative survey development allowed members across OI communities and geographies to participate.





What will the data be used for and how will it be stored?

The IMPACT Survey provides a large global dataset describing the experiences of the OI community.  The results of this survey are being used to improve healthcare services and potential future treatments for OI.

The data was gathered on a confidential and anonymous basis, with Non-Personally Identifiable Information (Non-PII) . It will be securely stored by Wickenstones according to Data Protection Regulations. The data is now being analyzed according to the plan developed by the Steering Committee, to prepare four proposed central publications on the impact of OI in peer-reviewed, scientific journals.

 What data has been published? What are the findings?

So far, the first article “The patient clinical journey and socioeconomic impact of osteogenesis imperfecta: a systematic scoping review” was published in Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases in February 2023. The purpose of this review was to capture and quantify the published evidence relating specifically to the clinical, humanistic, and economic impact of OI on individuals, their families, and society.

The review suggests that there is limited data regarding health concerns beyond bone health and how these concerns may impact health-related quality of life, in particular that of adult men and other family members.

The four remaining articles will be published in 2023 and 2024.

The graphic below describes the most common health conditions in adults with OI (of the past 12-months prior to answering).  Pain, fatigue and soft tissue are the most common symptoms, while fractures are in 13th place for the adult population.

We have been given permission to share this graphic.