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

OTIS Autoimmune Diseases In Pregnancy Study

Description: The purpose of the study is to collect data on children born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers will evaluate the risk of birth defects in children of patients exposed to certain medications during pregnancy.
Researcher: Dr. Christina Chambers of University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Who can participate?
Women diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who are pregnant. Must have been pregnant for less than 20 weeks.
What would I have to do?

If you choose to participate, you will undergo telephone interviews and provide medical records to researchers from the OTIS Registry. Children born to mothers who participate would be followed for up to 5 years for growth and development (with review of their medical records), including in-person examinations and testing in the first year and in the time period between 3.5 and 5 years.

Women’s 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

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