NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium
The NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) was created in 2002 by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney diseases (NIDDK); to advance knowledge on the inflammatory bowel diseases, specifically Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The Consortium consists of six genetic research centers (GRC) and a data coordinating center (DCC). The IBDGC is involved with independent genetic research studies and actively works with members of the IBD and genetic communities on collaborative projects. We are also members of the International IBD Genetics Consortium.
The IBDGC has two primary responsibilities:
- Recruitment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis cases and controls, to generate a repository of biospecimen for use by the Consortium members and the external scientific community.
- Conducting genetic analyses to identify genes and loci associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.