Research News

Crohn's and Colitis UK Medical Research Awards 2015

Friday, 05 September 2014 13:48

Applications are invited for the year 2015 grants to be awarded by Crohn's and Colitis UK. Research Projects may be directed towards any aspect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Funding will be awarded for periods of up to two years. The grants awarded will normally be up to a maximum of £120,000. Applications for pilot studies under £10,000 are also encouraged.

Closing date for this award will be 27th October 2014.

Survey: Participation in clinical studies in the UKCRN portfolio of clinical research studies

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 12:28

We are undertaking a survey to assess BSG members' current participation in clinical studies in the UKCRN portfolio of clinical research studies, both investigator-led (non-commercial) and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored (commercial). We hope to understand how many BSG members are contributing to clinical research and the nature of current barriers which hinder clinicians' research activities. We would therefore be grateful if you could complete this short survey.

Survey closes 30th September


Spotlight on Hepatitis

Friday, 25 July 2014 10:56

To mark World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the NIHR Clinical Research Network has launched "Spotlight on Hepatitis" - an online resource highlighting recent breakthroughs in Hepatitis C research which are leading to better treatments for hepatitis C patients.

The online resource includes information on a revolutionary treatment approach to Hepatitis C. A new generation of oral drugs with minimal side effects have been developed which block the virus and stop it from replicating. Published results of the recent Turquoise-II trial showed that one such drug cured more than 90% of patients of hepatitis C within 12 weeks.

As well as reading interviews with patients describing how taking part in ground-breaking research studies has changed their lives, visitors can also learn how collaboration between researchers and the life-sciences industry is helping patients to gain access to cutting-edge treatments sooner. Find out more at


Funding opportunities update

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:49

Deadlines are fast approaching for quite a few funding opportunities. Please go to the RFO page for details.

Please go to the Clinical Trials Updates page for more news and progress with UK clinical trials.

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