The Center for Neurobiology of Stress at UCLA, one of the major research centers involved in the research of IBS and other neurologically-based chronic pain conditions, has six varied clinical trials for irritable bowel syndrome currently seeking volunteers, Criteria, compensation and time commitment or number of visits to UCLA vary depending on the study, but in general, they are open to men and women with IBS who are at least 18, with upper age limits ranging from 50-65. One of the currently listed studies is seeking only women. Some studies are also seeking healthy volunteers without IBS as control subjects. The list of studies can be seen here.
Previous posts on open clinical trials for IBS can be found by clicking the clinical trials category in the blog archives on the upper right sidebar of this blog. We also have a page for IBS studies on the main IBS Impact site. The research and links pages and the July 26, 2011 post provide additional general resources.
We welcome researchers affiliated with academic, medical or pharmaceutical entities, or reputable organizations representing IBS or related or commonly overlapping conditions, to contact us directly with additional studies they wish to be considered for posting. Contact links for the founder/listowner and the webmaster can be found on the home page of the main IBS Impact website.
IBS Impact makes these study announcements available for general information, and encourages its members and site visitors to make their own individual, informed choices about their potential participation in any study. IBS Impact, as an entity, is not directly affiliated with any research sponsor and receives no funding from any source for studies or links we feature on this blog, the main site or social media.