Research Projects

Dr Christopher Andrews (University of Calgary), along with colleagues at the University of Auckland, are validating a new wellbeing scale. 

If you experience symptoms, such as chronic nausea, vomiting, belching, or gastroparesis, we encourage you to participate in this important research. Participation is easy and completely anonymous. Simply complete a 15-20 minute online survey that includes questions about your demographics, symptoms, and mental health. Your valuable input will help researchers better understand and manage chronic gastroduodenal symptoms, including gastroparesis. 

All survey responses are greatly appreciated; however, we particularly need more MALES to complete this survey. 

Together, we can work towards improving the lives of those suffering from chronic gastroduodenal symptoms. Thank you for your support!

Empower Study: University of Alberta

Participate in a 12 week online program to gain strength, feel energized, and calm your mind. Join other people living with digestive disease and learn from a team of wellness and digestive experts. Time commitment is 90 minutes each week.

Using the LyfeMD application to support the management of irritable bowel syndrome

Alberta’s Center of Excellence for Nutrition in Digestive Diseases (Ascend) is looking for participants to take part in a study to evaluate the effectiveness of their LyfeMD app.

If you are interested in participating in the study, please reach out to the research team led by Dr Raman by emailing to to learn more about the study and how to get involved.

Participate in Paid Surveys, Interviews, and Online Communities

Are you a patient or family caregiver with something to say? Make your voice heard by participating in paid surveys, interviews and online communities! Start talking to the right people. It’s free! Rare Patient Voices accept rare and non-rare diagnoses! Rare Patient Voice surveys now pay at a rate of $120 an hour!

The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology

The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) promotes the advancement of the science and art of gastroenterology by providing national leadership in patient care, research, teaching and continuing professional development (CPD) and maintaining the highest ethical standards. Founded in 1962, over 1,100 members make up the CAG, including gastroenterologists, surgeons, pediatricians, basic scientists, and others in the gastrointestinal health field. 

The CAG provides professional gastroenterological education and funding opportunities for gastrointestinal health and disease research, and more recently, has advocated for improved timeliness and quality of digestive health care for Canadians.

Some research that the CAG conducts are:

Through our many programs, the CAG continues to be dedicated to research, professional education, and patient care in all areas of digestive health and disease, in support of the economic and social health of all Canadians. Learn more about the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) here.

IMAGINE SPOR | Chronic Disease Network

The IMAGINE (Inflammation, Microbiome, and Alimentation: Gastro-Intestinal and Neuropsychiatric Effects) Chronic Disease Network involves 17 hospitals/universities and 75 researchers across Canada who will study the interactions between the inflammation, microbiome, diet and mental health in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The IMAGINE Network is one of five chronic disease networks in the SPOR (Strategy for Patient Oriented Research) initiative of CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research). Learn more about IMAGINE SPOR and ways to get involved.