Information for Physicians

Enrollment is currently closed at this time.  

Welcome to the the Ocean State Crohn’s and Colitis Area Registry, or OSCCAR, a research study being conducted in joint collaboration between Lifespan and Massachusetts General Hospital, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Individual and group physician practices and institutions have joined together with patients across Rhode Island to participate in the development of this IBD registry.

OSCCAR Study Goals  

The goal of this study has been to identify each person with a new diagnosis of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in the state of Rhode Island. Adult and pediatric study volunteers are being followed over time to identify outcomes of these illnesses and to determine what factors may improve these outcomes.