Our Members

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) IBD Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) is comprised of six Genetic Research Centers (GRCs), each of which is located at a different academic institution in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, the Consortium has a Data Coordinating Center (DCC) located at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and the University of Chicago.

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Our Collaborators

We actively seek out and collaborate with top researchers in genetics, IBD and related fields to ensure that our research is informed by the latest developments and utilizes the most appropriate methods. We also identify and involve promising young researchers who can benefit from the Consortium's resources while extending and enhancing our research.

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International Consortium

The IBDGC is a founding member of the International IBD Genetics Consortium (IIBDGC), and manages its data which includes genotypes and phenotypes from more than 75,000 individuals in over 20 countries. These data have been used by over 100 analysts to study how genetics affects disease incidence and severity, as well as how genetics interacts with other risk factors (e.g., smoking and the environment).

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Resource Sharing

The IBDGC provides resources for use by the research community, including biological samples, data, study protocols and phenotype forms.

Participate in a Study

We are currently recruiting individuals with Crohn's Disease (CD) or Ulcerative Colitis (UC) to participate in research studies. By participating you can contribute to the effort to understand the genetic determinants of IBD—knowledge that may then be used to improve treatment and prevention strategies.

Find out how you can participate