Research Ideas  

Welcome to IBD Partners Research Ideas Page!

In this area you will be able to:

  • Propose, vote on, and discuss research ideas
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  • View published research

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You are an active participant in  IBD Partners research prioritization process! Have you ever had a question about IBD that you wish science could answer? Tell us what research is important to you!

Here, you can submit a research idea to the community, cast your votes, and discuss research ideas proposed by other members. Please make your research question as specific as possible. Other members will vote on your research idea, and we will prioritize research ideas with the most votes.

You are allowed to vote for your own proposed research idea if you want. However, you can only vote for a total of five research ideas. If you have already cast your five votes and an idea you like even more is proposed, you can change your votes at any time to reflect your current preferences.

The research team will review all submitted ideas and provide a response to you and to the community. If your idea leads to an IBD Partners Study, you will have the opportunity to serve as a patient collaborator on the research team for that study.

We encourage you to prioritize the ideas that are most important to you, even if the research team determines that your idea is not a good fit for IBD Partners. We will share ideas labeled “Not a Good Fit” with researchers outside of our network when appropriate. We want to make sure all of your votes count!

Thanks for your participation in this important platform to help the IBD research community understand what research questions are important to patients. We are passionate about finding answers to your questions!

Proposed Idea               Best Fit for Others

We should determine why the prevalence of IBD in developing countries is so low, yet immigrants from those countries and their children are at increased risk of IBD.

This question might help decipher the contribution of genetic and environmental factors (e.g. sunlight, the microbiome, exposure to antibiotics)

last activity over 2 years ago
43    1
Proposed Idea              

Barometric Pressure & Humidity Changes upon IBD.

I have noticed significant changes to the number and viscosity of stool output based on Atmospheric Pressure (flying), Barometric Pressure (ground) and Humidity re CD and esp Colostomy ballooning. Friends w/IBS have also noticed such changes. I can submit 2 related articles via email (how?) for reference. Robert Huber, Scottsdale AZ 480.551.0520

last activity 12 months ago
1    0
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Do Veterans have an increased occurrence of IBD?

Due to exposure of burn pits and toxic environments, many Veterans or the Iraq/Afghanistan era are experiencing negative bowel symptoms. Is this causation or correlation? What are the statistics and is this environmental factor being studied as a cause?

last activity about 1 year ago
1    0
last activity over 3 years ago
15    0
Proposed Idea              

Does mercury play a role in IBD? Are people who have IBD more sensitive to mercury?

I think this is a very ignored problem and there is a great lack of research about how mercury affects different individuals. There is an amount that is classified as safe but is there a genetic factor also that causes different people to react differently or cause or aggravate disease in certain genetic subjects?

last activity over 5 years ago
0    0

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