Research

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...

Watch the ISN Webinar on Challenges and Opportunities for Interventions in CKDu

More than 100 people attended the ISN webinar "Challenges and Opportunities for Interventions in CKDu" organized by the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) Network on February 17, 2022. Moderated by Shuchi Anand, the webinar focused on the need for interventions to benefit patients and communities affected by chronic kidney disease of Are you interested in...

Newly Revised ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit Available to Explore Now

Explore the second revised edition of the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit here.  The online Clinical Trials Toolkit was first launched in 2020 to provide the kidney community with a central and user-friendly resource for those wishing to participate in randomized research. Watch a short introductory video on the toolkit here. Listen to a podcast on the toolkit here (episode...

Do You Follow the Monthly ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus List? Discover it Now and Welcome Its New Leadership 

The ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus (GTF) is a monthly list identifying and summarizing recent interesting trials relevant to kidney disease.   The GTF is promoted and published on the ISN website, the ISN Academy, the ISN Insight newsletter, and ISN social media channels. The monthly summary is also discussed during #NephTrials, a series of conversations on...

New Research Paper Highlights Significance of CKD as a Public Health Problem 

The paper "Mortality and Resource Use Among Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease or Cancer in Alberta, Canada, 2004-2015" was published in JAMA Network Open on January 25.  Read the paper here.  The research for the paper was led by Marcello Tonelli, iNET-CKD, i3C, and ISN-ACT Networks member. Aiming to support chronic kidney disease (CKD) advocacy efforts,...