Take part in clinical research

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We connect people affected by Crohn’s or Colitis to a wide range of high-quality clinical research studies from Universities, NHS Trusts and other accredited research institutions. 

Ongoing clinical studies can be found below. You can also find more clinical studies at IBD Clinical Trials and the UK Clinical Trials Gateway

Clinical research is medical research involving people. There are two main types, clinical trials (also called interventional trials) and observational studies.

  • A clinical trial tests an intervention/treatment e.g. a potential drug, medical device, behavioural intervention or procedure in people. They are the primary way that researchers find out if a new treatment, is more effective and/or safer in people than the standard treatment available.
  • In an observational study, researchers observe participants on their current treatment plan and track health outcomes.

All studies advertised have UK ethical approval and have been assessed for their suitability against Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s 5-year research strategy.  If you are interested in taking part in any of the studies listed below, we advise you to discuss this with your Healthcare Professional.