Clinical Research

Put Forward Your Research Article for a KI-ISN Early-Career Researcher Award

In recognition of the valuable contribution made by early-career researchers worldwide, Kidney International (KI) and the ISN will select four of the best original research papers published in KI in 2021 to receive a KI-ISN Early-Career Researcher Award. Discover the 2019/2020 winners and their research papers here. The winners of these awards (two basic and two...

New Global Collaboration to Accelerate Treatments for Kidney Disease 

The ISN and the George Institute for Global Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a network of patients with kidney disease willing to participate in clinical research projects, accessible through a single global CKD platform. The aim of the Global Kidney Patient Trials Network (GKPTN) is to accelerate the development...

Chapter Three of the Narrative Based Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit to Be Unveiled in the Next Edition of Insight

Narrative storytelling is a great way to explain complex topics to make them more accessible. Using a fictional clinical discussion, the third chapter of the Narrative Based Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit will outline what it takes to become a trial site: A group of nephrologists aiming to become a trial site share their experiences...

Attend the Second Webinar on MRAs and DKD Management

Connect with us on October 5 from 3-4.15 p.m. for the second webinar in the series examining the results of the FIGARO-DKD study and assessing its implications for clinical practice in nephrology and cardiology: Amplification of the presentation of the main results of the FIGARO trial  Join Speakers Gerasimos Filippatos, Greece, Javed Butler, USA, and Adeera...

ISN-H4KH Grant Awardee Has Research Results Published in KI Reports

In 2018, Amarasiri de Silva (Sri Lanka/USA) received an ISN-H4KH (Hydration for Kidney Health) Fellowship Grant. His abstract, "POS-314 People’s knowledge of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka," was accepted for presentation at WCN21 and published in Kidney International Reports. Amarasiri de Silva investigated a Sri Lankan population's knowledge of CKDu, and their...

Announcing the Updated ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit

An updated edition of the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit is now available. It includes additional content and new resources. The Toolkit was updated and improved based on feedback from the ISN-ACT Toolkit subgroup and the nephrology community. The Toolkit is an ISN open-access, online resource to guide trial design, study conduct, data management, data analysis, and publications....

Narratives on ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit

To illustrate the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit’s usability and facilitate understanding of important clinical trial methodologies, ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit subgroup members are developing a series of stories based on various toolkit topics. The first of these narratives, by Augusto Cesar Soares dos Santos and Brendan Smyth, outlines trial randomization methods through a fictional clinical...

ISN-H4KH Grant Awardee’s Research Findings Published

“Water intake and progression of chronic kidney disease: the CKD-REIN cohort study” by ISN Hydration For Kidney Health (ISN-H4KH) Research Grant awardee, Sandra Wagner, was published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation on February 12, 2021. Read the full article here. Sandra Wagner et al. investigated the relationship between water intake and kidney failure progression in CKD patients...

Clinical Research Program Spotlight: Alao Michael Abel Studies Community-based Prevalence of CKD in Southwest Nigeria.

Clinical Research Program Grant Recipient, Alao Michael Abel from Nigeria, presents a research project seeking to determine the community-based prevalence of CKD using cystatin C-based eGFR of the pediatric population in Ogbomoso, Southwest Nigeria in this video: See other Clinical Research success stories

Spotlight on the ISN Scientific Writing Course 2017

The ISN Scientific Writing Course 2017 allowed young nephrologists from South Asia to improve their skills in designing and publishing clinical research in nephrology. The course consisted of a series of short lectures, writing exercises, and discussions. The sessions were designed to incorporate mentoring at every level of manuscript writing from abstract and methods to...