Research

Research

For more than 30 years, we've been leading the drive to increase knowledge of the causes and best treatments of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Research we’ve funded has led to vital discoveries about the conditions – and continues to do so.

But we don’t stop there. We also finance projects looking at the life impacts of Crohn’s and Colitis, and the provision of health services for these and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Our aim is to improve lives right now and, ultimately, to find a cure. The studies we fund help health professionals develop better treatments and support for people with these conditions.

We can’t do this without your help. Almost every penny we invest in research comes from membership, donations and fundraising by people like you.

Are you a researcher? We also make a range of awards for research into the medical and social impacts of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Find out how you can apply.  

Interested in reviewing research grant applications?  Find out how to become a Research Awards Panel Member here.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and all members support the AMRC position statement on the use of animals in research.