Research Ideas  

Welcome to IBD Partners Research Ideas Page!

In this area you will be able to:

  • Propose, vote on, and discuss research ideas
  • View current studies
  • 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!

Active Studies

The Effects of Antidepressant Medication and Social Support on Disease Progression in IBD Patients

Description: This study will look at how social support and antidepressant use may affect inflammatory bowel disease symptoms.
Researcher: Dr. Ann M. Kerlin from Luther Rice University
Who can participate?
All CCFA Partners patient members are eligible for this study.
What would I have to do?

Just by completing your regular Partners surveys every 6-months your data will be included in this particular research study.

Medications , Mental Health

Psychological Factors Associated with Adherence to Oral Treatment in IBD

Description: This study aims to understand associations between psychological distress (i.e., depression, anxiety, and stress), motivation, and competence with adherence to oral anti-IBD therapy.
Researcher: Dr. Guy Weiss from the University of California, Los Angeles
Who can participate?
All CCFA Partners patient members are eligible to participate in this study.
What would I have to do?

Partners will be asked to complete an additional online survey at the end of their baseline and/or 6-month follow-up survey.

Note: Only a select number of Partners will be offered the opportunity to complete this additional survey.

Medications , Mental Health

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IBD Partners will notify you via email if you qualify for any of the studies described here.

External Research Studies

Published Studies VIEW ALL
Trends and Characteristics of Clinical Trials Participation for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the United States: A Report From IBD Partners

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Symptom Clusters in Adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Prevalence and impact of inflammatory bowel disease-irritable bowel syndrome (IBD-IBS) on patient reported outcomes in CCFA Partners

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