Join a Study

Persons from across Canada are being invited to participate in the IMAGINE Network. You may be eligible to participate in this study if you have been diagnosed by your physician with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease or are a healthy individual without gastrointestinal symptoms.

You will not be eligible to participate if you have any of the following criteria:

  1. Age under 4 years.
  2. Past gastrointestinal bypass surgery or major bowel resections unrelated to Crohn’sdisease
  3. Major concurrent illness such as chronic kidney disease, chronicliver disease other thanprimary sclerosing cholangitis,chronic immune disease unrelated to IBD
  4. If you have an active eating disorder such anorexia nervosa orbulimia.
  5. If you cannot communicate in either French or English

Due to the specific nature of this research, we require that participants have not had major gastrointestinal surgery (e.g. Roux en y, bowel resection), do not have additional disease(s) that might affect ability to participate (e.g. decompensated liver disease), prescription or non-prescription drug use that is known to cause gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms (e.g. chronic antibiotic use), fad diets or eating disorders that may cause GI symptoms.