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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.
- 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.
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 and adherence to established principles of authorship.
This policy applies to iNET-CKD authors, defined as individuals affiliated with cohorts who are members of the iNET-CKD.
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.