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Research participants needed

We are seeking research participants to learn about the changes in the human microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). If we can determine how to prevent or treat disease, then we have the potential to positively change health outcomes for many future generations!

Study summary

We are looking for participants who:

  • have an IBD diagnosis, are between the ages of 6 and 80 years old and receiving healthcare in Australia, 
  • family members of IBD patients 
  • healthy controls

You must:

  • Be intending to reside in Australia for the next 2 years
  • Be willing to have your vital signs, height, weight, medical history collected
  • Be willing to complete a series of lifestyle and diet related questionnaires
  • Be willing to provide blood samples at 0, 12 and 24 months, and oral swabs and stool samples every 3 months (sample packs provided).

What is involved

If you decide to take part you would:

  • Provide samples and answer questionnaires every 3 months over two years 
  • Be available for the duration of the study, which is 24 months
  • Willing to provide height, weight, medical history, lifestyle and dietary assessment
  • Willing to provide multi-site microbiome sampling (including oral, stool samples and blood tests)

Find out more

To learn more about this study and to find out if you can take part, please contact Professor Georgina Hold at for more information. 

This study has HREC approval – 2019/ETH11443 and ANZCTR code ACTRN12619000911190