Research we’ve funded has led to vital discoveries about the conditions – and continues to do so.
But we don’t stop there. We also finance projects looking at the life impacts of Crohn’s and Colitis, and the provision of health services for these and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Our aim is to improve lives right now and, ultimately, to find a cure. The studies we fund help health professionals develop better treatments and support for people with these conditions.
Are you a researcher? We also make a range of awards for research into the medical and social impacts of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Find out how you can apply.
Crohn’s and Colitis UK is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and all members support the AMRC position statement on the use of animals in research.
Our research projects
View completed research projects and those that are currently being funded. See how the results of the research could make a difference...
Research strategy & management
We have set out a three year plan to improve the lives of people of all ages with Crohn’s Disease...
We are committed to finding a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Take part in research
Crohn’s and Colitis UK aims to raise awareness of the importance of research and encourage people affected by IBD to consider taking part...
Looking for funding?
We make three kinds of award: for scientific research; for research into the social and psychological impacts of the condition; and for research into improving...
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Research priorities for IBD
Supported by the James Lind Alliance, our patients and representatives worked alongside Healthcare Professionals from other organisations to agree on the top 10 IBD research priorities.