Research News

Crohn's and Colitis UK Panel Member Vacancies

Friday, 16 June 2017 14:38

Applications are invited seeking new Panel Members to fill the following vacancies on two Research Awards Panels:

  • Up to 3 new clinical/academic members on our Medical Research Awards Panel (including a basic scientist);
  • A surgeon; and
  • A health services researcher.

These are voluntary positions (reasonable expenses paid) requiring a commitment of two meetings a year - in early November (teleconference) and March (London).

Our Awards Panels play a key role in reviewing, assessing and shortlisting the grant applications we receive for funding. The quality of our Panels and peer review process (certified as best practice by the AMRC) make it possible for us to fund the highest quality research in the field of IBD.

Panel Members are not precluded from applying for funding but if they do apply, they must disclose a conflict of interest and cannot be party to any discussions or decisions concerning their application.

Closing date for applications is 4pm on Tuesday, 1st August 2017.

Further information and a recruitment pack is available from https://crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/research/become-a-panel-member or contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 01727 734 468.

Impact of holding an NIHR ACF position

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:29

A study of the impact of 10 years of the NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) programme has been published in BMJ Open today (13 June 2017).

As reported in the NIHR News, the NIHR ACF programme, which launched in 2006, was developed to provide a career development programme for doctors and dentists wishing to pursue a clinical academic career. An NIHR ACF post is open to medically or dentally qualified individuals to support 25% of research time alongside 75% clinical training over three or four years. The published paper shows that the programme has been successful in creating a pool of research trained clinicians. It also shows that NIHR ACF award holders are twice as likely to receive further funding than their peers who have not held an NIHR ACF award. Further details are available in the NIHR news article.

UEG Rising Stars 2018 - apply for nomination

Friday, 09 June 2017 16:01

Application period begins 1 June 2017

Every year, the National Societies Committee and the UEG Scientific Committee jointly select 6-8 emerging clinical scientists as 'Rising Stars', based on a track record of international quality research and developing scientific independence. This initiative provides a durable platform for these young researchers to further evolve their professional careers.

Applications are invited from the following target group:

  • Clinical scientists at any level (but a full professor title will not be accepted)
  • 40 years of age or younger at the time of application (born September 8, 1976 or later)*
  • Must have as country of residence Europe (including UK) and/or a country bordering the Mediterranean Sea
  • Candidates may apply maximum 3 times for the Rising Star Award

*add two years to age limit per child as main carer

To apply, please follow these steps:

  • Download and carefully read the criteria for applicants and selection process
  • Download and complete the 2018 application form
  • Download the Template for Society's support confirmation (which must be completed and signed by the supporting Society)
  • Email all application documents by Friday 28 July 2017 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for review by the nominations panel. Applicants will be told whether their application for nomination was successful no later than 5 September.
  • Successful candidates should submit their completed forms (including the signed nomination form) via the UEG's online Application system. The UEG application deadline is 7 September 2016.

Enquiries to UEG should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please note that you must be a member of the BSG if you would like the BSG to consider supporting your application.

Clinical trial data sharing policy update

Friday, 09 June 2017 10:37

The Lancet has published an article announcing a new policy regarding data sharing statements for clinical trials published in certain journals. The article, written by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, describes new requirements to be taken into account by ICMJE editors when considering clinical trial reports for publication.

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