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. Ongoing trials can be found on our website below, or at IBD Clinical Trials, UK Clinical Trials Gateway and Clinical Research Networks. 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.
Exploring the impact of a diagnosis of ‘dysplasia’ in IBD patients
Researchers at St Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute are looking for patients to take part in a study looking at patient decision-making...
Impact of IBD on relationships, intimacy and sexuality for young women
Researchers at Oxford Brookes University are looking for young women to share their experiences on how the condition has affected their lives.
Exploring distress and adherence to medication
Researchers at King’s College London are looking for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) to take part in a study looking...
Trial of personalised therapy for newly diagnosed Crohn’s disease patients
Researchers in Cambridge are looking for newly diagnosed Crohn's disease patients from across the UK for a trial of personalised therapy.
Knowledge and the Use of Dietary Treatments in IBD
Dietitians at Royal Sussex County Hospital are looking for IBD patients who are residents of Brighton & Hove to take part in an online survey.
Crohn’s anal fistula quality of life study (CAF-QoL)
Researchers at St Mark’s Hospital Harrow and King’s College, London are developing a new questionnaire to assess disease-related quality...
Impact of IBD on education and wellbeing among young people
Researchers at the University of Cambridge are looking for 16-25 year olds for a study on education and wellbeing.
The Genomic Basis of IBD in Ireland
Researchers at the Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) based on the Altnagelvin Hosptial Site are looking for people to take part in an...
Research opportunity for patients with pouchitis
Atlantic Pharmaceuticals Ltd have now completed recruitment of pouchitis patients for a new treatment study.
Care and Support for Young Adults with a Stoma
Researchers at Keele University, led by PhD student Kay Polidano, are looking for young people to take part in a study.
Pain and IBD
Researchers at King’s College London, led by Professor Christine Norton and PhD student Louise Sweeney, are looking for people to take part in...
Developing a questionnaire to assess if young people with IBD are at risk of anxiety or depression
Researchers at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation and the University of Sheffield are looking for people to take part in a new study.
Researchers in Oxford launch Phase 1 Clinical Trial of MAP vaccine in Healthy Adult Volunteers
Researchers in Oxford are recruiting to a phase I clinical trial to determine the safety and immunogenicity of the candidate Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP)...
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.
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.