Edinburgh Clinical Trials


A multidisciplinary human study on the genetic, environmental and microbial interactions that cause inflammatory bowel disease

The GEM Project is a prospective cohort study assessing healthy siblings or children (aged 6-35 years of age) of people diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.  The objective is to recruit a cohort of 5000 of these high-risk individuals to find the causes or triggers of Crohn’s disease by determining why some first degree relatives develop the disease, while others do not.
Chief Investigator: Professor Ken Croitoru
Number and location of participating sites (by region/ country): UK – 38 sites
Funder: Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Start and End date
of grant award: 2008 - June 2020
of recruitment: January 2015 to September 2017
Current Status: Follow up has completed - in data analysis stage
GDPR Privacy Statement: If you have participated in this study and would like to read how it complies with GDPR, please read this document. 
Contact details     In the UK:  Sponsor ACCORD
CI: Dr Charlie Lees
Trial Manager: Elaine Kinsella
Research Nurse: Ms Debbie Alexander
ECTU Involvement: Trial Management (UK only), Research Nurses


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