Research Strategy 2022-2024

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For more than 30 years we’ve been leading the drive to increase knowledge of the causes and best treatments of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

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Our research strategy for 2022 – 2024 was created with input from a wide range of stakeholders. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views.

The strategy aims to drive change in areas that are most important to people affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), by focusing on three main domains:

  • Directly funding research
  • Increasing investment by others in IBD research
  • Patient and public involvement

Research Mission and Vision

Click here to read the full strategy

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.


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