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The ISN International Network of Chronic Kidney Disease cohort studies (iNET-CKD) is an international network of existing, independently funded Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) cohort studies. Such collaboration between observational cohort studies in CKD investigators facilitates the understanding of CKD progression and its consequences.
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- Promote and enhance research opportunities using patient-level data and bio-samples to understand CKD progression and outcomes;
- Improve research capacity around the world through education, especially to carry out observational cohort studies; and
- Help investigators establish CKD cohort studies.
iNET-CKD Membership Eligibility criteria
- Observational studies of CKD
- based on a priori hypotheses and study objectives
- study individuals with CKD
- collect longitudinal data prospectively
- examine a broad spectrum of CKD-related health outcomes
- collect and analyze bio-samples
- sample size >1000 in adult studies and >300 in pediatric studies
- duration of follow up >3 years
- Kidney failure cohorts
- General population cohorts
- Randomized controlled trials
- Clinical databases
iNET-CKD focuses on prospective observational studies of pre-dialysis CKD patients. Affiliate member studies, such as regional registries of CKD patients, or well-designed cohort studies that do not meet all the inclusion criteria, may also be considered for inclusion in some cases.
The iNET-CKD Core Group makes the final decision regarding the inclusion of affiliate member studies.
Affiliate Member Cohort Studies are not eligible to serve on the Core Group.
The ISN International Network of Chronic Kidney Disease cohort studies (iNET-CKD) is one-of-a-kind. It is an international network of existing, independently funded Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) cohort studies, that facilitates the understanding of CKD progression and its consequences worldwide.
Find out more about the cohorts involved and explore the map below.
iNET-CKD Authorship Policy
The purpose of the authorship policy is to encourage and facilitate the presentation of iNET-CKD analyses while providing guidelines to ensure equitable access to authorship.
A collaborative, individual-level analysis compared longitudinal outcomes across the International Network of Chronic Kidney Disease (iNET-CKD) cohorts.
Considerable international variation exists in blood pressure control and antihypertensive prescription patterns in chronic kidney disease.
Regional Variation in Hemoglobin Distribution Among Individuals With CKD: the ISN International Network of CKD Cohorts