Gut Reaction unites rich UK-wide data sources and expertise, forming a unique resource for driving innovation in IBD. 34,600 IBD patients have consented to participate in the NIHR BioResource, which can be linked with real-world health record data from participating NHS Hospitals, the UK IBD Registry and other national datasets in our state-of-the-art Trusted Research Environments to facilitate innovative research.
This allows approved researchers controlled access to previously unavailable datasets, promoting clinical innovation. Fourteen NHS trusts have provided data for Gut Reaction so far.
Researchers can search available data sets and apply for access to the subsets of data to support their research.
This will enable approved researchers to rapidly identify, access and analyse high-quality IBD data, thereby driving discovery and innovation.
Through Gut Reaction and the NIHR BioResource, it will also be possible to invite people with IBD to take part in clinical studies and trials that might be suitable for them.