For more than 30 years, we’ve been leading research activities that build evidence and create insight into the lived experiences, causes, and best treatments of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
Our aim is to use research to create evidence that improves the lives of people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis and, ultimately, to find a cure.
We fund innovative research projects that explore Crohn’s and Colitis in new ways – creating unique insight that can be used to advocate for change and provide support for those living with IBD.
Our knowledge is grounded in research. But more than this, our research is shaped by the experiences and lives of real people with the conditions. We support people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis to get involved in all aspects of research, from taking part as participants to shaping research studies.
If you are a researcher and/or a healthcare professional undertaking research, we have support and resources available for you.
Want to get involved in research?
The best quality research happens when people with Crohn’s and Colitis are involved, and you can make a difference at every stage of research.
We’ve been driving world class research since 1979, awarding over £13 million in grants to date. The researchers we fund are well respected in their field and many have gone on to publish papers, receive further funding, and inform improvements in health care for people with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis thanks to their findings.
We partner on key research projects to support researchers with involving people affected by Crohn's or Colitis and communicating their results to the community. We want to connect people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis to the research we support and fund.
Understand about the ‘Pain Collaborative Network’ which promotes and facilitates the discussion and exchange of ideas on pain in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which has been identified as an area of unmet need by researchers, clinicians and most importantly people living with Crohn’s and Colitis.
The evidence and insight programme will identify gaps in the current knowledge of Crohn’s and Colitis and address them. Our aim is to understand the experiences of all those affected by Crohn’s and Colitis, including those from underserved groups.
We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.
Our helpline team can help by:
Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.
Listening and talking through your situation.
Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.
Signposting you to specialist organisations.
Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.
Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).