Research Funding

IBD Plexus RFP

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is excited to release a request for proposals (RFP) for academic researchers to gain access to IBD patients’ biosamples and / or research-ready datasets housed within IBD Plexus®.

IBD Plexus was founded by the Foundation with a mission to advance science, accelerate progress towards precision medicine, and improve the care of patients living with IBD. This first-of-its kind, national-scale, cloud-based platform integrates clinical, patient-reported, genetic, and other molecular data from diverse research study cohorts, real world clinical care settings, and patients’ experiences. IBD Plexus provides academic and industry researchers with access to research-ready datasets to more rapidly perform activities that promise to speed treatment development, optimize existing therapies through development of biomarkers and diagnostics, and improve health outcomes. IBD Plexus unites clinicians, scientists, educators, industry partners, and patients to answer questions that are critically important to advance the field of IBD research.

The goal of IBD Plexus is to accelerate research in high impact areas. The Foundation seeks research proposals that would utilize IBD Plexus biosamples and / or data to drive progress towards precision medicine and / or leverage real world data to produce real world evidence.

Key Dates

  • RFP published: 05/24/2019
    • RFP information sessions: 05/29/2019 and 05/31/2019
    • Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline: 06/28/2019
    • LOI notification: 07/31/2019
    • proposalCENTRAL opens for applications: 08/01/2019
    • Application deadlines: 09/30/2019
    • Award notification: 11/04/2019

Submission requirements are outlined within the RFP. Learn more.

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