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 as research participants.
Research is vital in helping us to improve existing services and treatments and discover new ones, as well as showing what doesn’t work. It’s especially important for those with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis as the IBD Audit indicates that there are low levels of participation in IBD research.
There are pros and cons to taking part in a research study or clinical trial. You may receive a new treatment before it becomes available widely while being monitored closely at the same time. The treatment may have unexpected side effects. If you take part in a randomised clinical trial then you will not be able to select which treatment you receive. You are free to withdraw from a trial at any point, and this will not be held against you. Further information on patient participation in research is available from NHS Choices and National Institute of Health Research.
If you are interested in taking part in IBD research ask your consultant or nurse specialist or GP about suitable trials or studies. Other ongoing trials can be found at UK Clinical Trials Gateway, Clinical Research Networks and on our website. Trials listed on our website must meet specific criteria for inclusion.
If you are a researcher and would like your research to be considered please email email@example.com.
Research opportunity: Assistance with study design
Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire are looking for 4-10 people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) who live in the Preston area to ...
Research opportunity: Measuring the burden of food-related quality of life
Researchers at King’s College London are looking for people to be involved in a study exploring the food-related quality of life in people...
Research opportunity on distress and IBD
Researchers at King’s College London have been developing a new assessment scale to identify and assess disease-related distress in people with Inflammatory Bowel...
Impact of illness activity and psychosocial factors in the adjustment to IBD
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, School of Health in Social Science, are looking for people to take part in a study on the impact...
PREdiCCt: The prognostic effect of environmental factors in Crohn’s and Colitis
Researchers based in Edinburgh are looking for people to take part in a UK wide study called PREdiCCt.
Research opportunity comparing the effect of vedolizumab IV to adalimumab
Researchers are looking for people with moderately to severely active Ulcerative Colitis to take part in a clinical research trial.
Research opportunity for young people with IBD
Researchers at The University of Sheffield are looking for 16-24 year olds in the UK who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) to take...
Research opportunity for people with Perianal Crohn’s Disease
A team of UK surgeons, gastroenterologists, nurses and researchers want to find out which 'tests' should be used for patients with Periannal Crohn's Disease,...
Research opportunity for mothers with IBD
Researchers at the University of Leeds are looking for mothers who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and are from an ethnic minority background,...
Research opportunity for patients with pouchitis
Atlantic Pharmaceuticals Ltd are recruiting pouchitis patients for a new treatment study.
Exercise & Crohn’s Disease
Is exercise training feasible and useful for adults with Crohn’s Disease? Researchers are looking for people to take part in a new...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Twins
Researchers at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are recruiting both identical and non-identical twins where at least one has Inflammatory Bowel Disease for a study of ...
The GEM project
Researchers at University of Edinburgh are looking for people to take part in the GEM (Genetic Environmental Microbial) project.