Establishing a clinical trials network in nephrology: Experience of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network

Morrish, A.T., Hawley, C.M., Johnson, D.W., Badve, S.V., Perkovic, V., Reidlinger, D.M. and Cass, A. (2014) Establishing a clinical trials network in nephrology: Experience of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network. Kidney International, 85 1: 23-30. doi:10.1038/ki.2013.391


Author Morrish, A.T.
Hawley, C.M.
Johnson, D.W.
Badve, S.V.
Perkovic, V.
Reidlinger, D.M.
Cass, A.
Title Establishing a clinical trials network in nephrology: Experience of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network
Journal name Kidney International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0085-2538
1523-1755
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/ki.2013.391
Open Access Status
Volume 85
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 30
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, England, U.K.
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 2727 Nephrology
Abstract Chronic kidney disease is a major public health problem globally. Despite this, there are fewer high-quality, high-impact clinical trials in nephrology than other internal medicine specialties, which has led to large gaps in evidence. To address this deficiency, the Australasian Kidney Trials Network, a Collaborative Research Group, was formed in 2005. Since then, the Network has provided infrastructure and expertise to conduct patient-focused high-quality, investigator-initiated clinical trials in nephrology. The Network has not only been successful in engaging the nephrology community in Australia and New Zealand but also in forming collaborations with leading researchers from other countries. This article describes the establishment, development, and functions of the Network. The article also discusses the current and future funding strategies to ensure uninterrupted conduct of much needed clinical trials in nephrology to improve the outcomes of patients affected by kidney diseases with cost-effective interventions
Keyword chronic kidney disease
clinical trials
collaborative research
health policy
investigator initiated
randomized controlled trial
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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