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Australian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study

Researchers within the Sydney+ IBD Research Consortia and the Microbiome Research Centre, UNSW Sydney are inviting people with IBD, their family members and the general population to learn about the changes in the human microbiome.

The microbiome is the population of microbes occupying various sites within our bodies, and it is already known to play a major role in diseases such as IBD. If we can understand how the microbiome changes through the course of IBD development and treatment, then we have the potential to positively change health outcomes for future generations.

Are you interested in gut health?

Would the research be a good fit for me?

The study might be a good fit for you if:

  • Aged 6-80 years
  • Have IBD, have a family member with IBD or do not have IBD
  • Be willing to follow protocol requirements
  • Be willing to provide written informed consent
  • Be available to participate over 24 months

Unfortunately you will not be able to volunteer for this study if:

  • You have taken antibiotics in the last 3 months
  • You are currently pregnant
  • You require interpreter services for usual care or to understand the study information

What would happen if I took part in the research study?

If you decide to take part you would:

  • Give 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)

Would I be paid to take part in the research study?

There are no costs to participate in this study, and you will not be paid to participate.

Who do I contact if I want more information or want to take part in the study?

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study please contact the AIM Study Co-ordinator.

Email: aim_study@unsw.edu.au

Phone: 02 9113 1855

HREC approval number:  2019/ETH11344