Resources for Researchers

We are committed to investing in and supporting research into Crohn's and Colitis to improve lives today, and work towards finding a cure in the future. Researchers are vitally important in the drive to increase knowledge of the causes and best treatments for IBD. On this page you will find resources for researchers and open grant/tenders opportunities.

The information on this page is intended for researchers or healthcare professionals.

Support Resources

Letters of Support

Get a letter of support from Crohn's & Colitis UK for research projects.

Advertise your study

We can help if you'd like to involve people living with IBD in shaping your research.  We can also help with recruiting participants to your study.

Patient and public involvement - guidance and support

We've collated a range of helpful resources for researchers and healthcare professionals who want to involve people living with IBD in their work. 

Looking for Funding?

Learn how to apply for and manage your grant funding.

The Pain Collaborative Network

The ‘Pain Collaborative Network’ promotes and facilitates the discussion and exchange of ideas on chronic pain in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which has been identified as an area of unmet need by researchers, clinicians and most importantly patients.

External Resources for Researchers

View resources that might be useful for your research or study.

Open Grant and Tender Opportunities


View open tenders, as part of our Evidence and Insight Programme, issued on specific topics to help us identify and address gaps in the current knowledge of Crohn's or Colitis.


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Helpline service


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).

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If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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