Research

How Do You Measure Community Engagement in Kidney Research? Find Out From an ISN Hydration and Kidney Health Investigator

The paper “Community Engagement in Kidney Research: Guatemalan Experience" by Angie Aguilar-González was recently published in BMC Nephrology. Read the article here. The research highlights the value of collaborative research between investigators, organizations and communities. Angie Aguilar-González, from FUNDANIER (Fundación para el Niño Enfermo Renal) in Guatemala City, Guatemala, received the 2018 'Hydration and Kidney Health...

Tune in for Talks by ISN-KI Early-Career Researcher at Upcoming Oncology-Nephrology Meetings

Naoka Murakami, 2022 ISN-KI Early-Career Research Award winner, will present at two upcoming oncology-nephrology meetings. The Onco-Nephrology Symposium, 2022, will take place in hybrid format on September 30 in Boston, USA. The event offers up-to-date information and insights from national and international experts in this constantly evolving subspecialty. Join Naoka Murakami for 'Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and...

Join the Live #NephTrials Discussion on Efficiency in Clinical Trials: ‘Getting to the H4RT of Registry Design’ on September 29

Connect with Fergus Caskey, Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Michael Walsh, Joel Topf, Manasi Bapat, and Swapnil Hiremath at the latest #NephTrials discussion on September 29, 2022, at 1 p.m. CEST. Why do we need more efficient clinical trials? What is a registry and why are registries useful? What is a registry-based randomized controlled trial, and how does...

New! Latest Narrative-based Chapter of the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit On Building a Statistical Analytical Plan – Out Now

Are you planning a research project but need help with statistics? Access the new chapter here. This narrative-based chapter of the Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit guides you through key statistical concepts to help you identify variables and use a design study best suited to the data type and target population. The fictional narrative addresses: Descriptive and inferential statistics Primary...

Building a Statistical Analytical Plan: Look Out for the Next Narrative-based Chapter of the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit

The upcoming narrative-based chapter of the Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit will describe descriptive and inferential statistics to help you easily get to grips with building a statistical analytical plan.  The new chapter will be released in July 2022.  This series of narratives is produced by ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit subgroup members based on topics from the ISN-ACT...

ISN International Consortium CKDu Collaborators (ISN i3C) Network Meeting Affirms Need to Build Capacity for Kidney Biopsies in CKDu Within Ethical Framework

Held in May, the meeting brought together 40 members of the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) network and the ISN Renal Pathology Working Group The meeting highlighted the need to increase kidney biopsies in CKDu (chronic kidney disease of unknown origin) and improve biopsy preservation.  Three ISN i3C network members presented: Richard Johnson outlined the usefulness of kidney...

Discover Highlights from a Successful First iNET-CKD Webinar on Building a Cohort Study

Would you like to understand the key design elements of a cohort study and learn how to draft a study protocol? Watch the first iNET-CKD webinar, "Building a Cohort Study: Insight from Investigators," here. More than 200 people attended the webinar on May 10, generating a lively conversation on Twitter: Access the thread here. Participants came...

Are You Involved in CKDu Research? Explore Ongoing Studies and Share Your Data on the ISN Observatory of CKDu 

The ISN Observatory of CKDu is a catalog where researchers can submit their findings or view other studies. This system facilitates global collaboration and data exchange, enabling researchers to know what studies are ongoing at any given time. The initiative was developed by the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) working group as part of...

How Technology and Communication are Transforming Kidney Care: Read the Paper on eHealth in the BMJ

"Global Status of Infrastructure and Opportunities for eHealth: Implications for Kidney Care Delivery in Low Income and Lower-middle Income Countries" has been published in the BMJ. Read the paper here. The paper describes the status of eHealth services and infrastructures across the ten ISN regions, using data from the World Health Organization's (WHO) third global survey...

Trial Registration and Ethics: Read the Latest Chapter of the ISN-ACT Narrative-based Clinical Trials Toolkit

Chapter four of the Narrative-based Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit highlights the required ethical, practical, and legal issues a researcher must address before carrying out a clinical study. Access the latest chapter here. A fictional group of nephrologists enrolled in the ISN Emerging Leaders Program, setting up an international multicentric study provides the backdrop to examine concepts...