UK Renal Research

Kidney research is done by many organisations in the UK including hospitals, universities and commercial organisations.

The funding for this research also comes from various sources that have commercial, charitable or governmental origins.

Here are links to some examples of important players in this ecosystem.



Here the NIHR lists all the renal disorders it is researching through its Clinical Research Network (CRN).

The NIHR has pulled together a variety of examples of research professionals in the NHS - here.

Here is just one example of a research participant - in this case a renal patient who extols the virtues of participation in studies.

The following supplement to the British Journal of Renal Medicine sheds further light on the way some of this ecosystem is cooperating.

Pioneering innovation and accelerating vital research to achieve better kidney health:  
a report from the Kidney Research UK ‘Optimising Collaboration’ meeting

The UK Clinical Trials Gateway

The UK Clinical Trials Gateway provides easy to understand information about clinical research trials running in the UK, and gives you and others access to a large range of information about these trials. It is designed to enable you and your clinician to locate and contact trials of interest to you.

If you wish to join a trial you should discuss this with your doctor or clinical team first. The decision to approach a trial remains yours, but you may need a referral from your doctor if the trial you are seeking to join depends on receiving treatment at a particular trial site.

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