Investigator

Network for

Inflammatory bowel disease

Therapy in

Ireland

Improving IBD Research collaboration across Ireland

Increasing access to investigational therapies

Promoting Irish IBD research globally

INITIative is the first collaborative research network for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Ireland. The network is open to clinical and scientific investigators with an interest in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis throughout the island of Ireland.

Goals of the Network

IBD Research in Ireland

To foster collaboration and encourage multi-centre investigator initiated studies in Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in Ireland

Clinical Trials

To attract and facilitate industry sponsored clinical trials in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in Ireland in order to improve the access for patients in Ireland to investigational drugs and therapies

Participation

To facilitate participation by Irish IBD investigators in European research consortia and networks

Investment

To attract funding for and investment in research infrastructure to support research in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in Ireland

Global Research Collaboration

To foster all Ireland, European and Global collaboration in IBD research and improve the profile of IBD related research taking place in Ireland