NICRN (Renal)


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The Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network (NICRN) undertakes research in kidney disease throughout Northern Ireland. The NICRN is part of a UK-wide initiative to provide opportunities for patients and clinicians to participate in high-quality clinical research.

The NICRN aims to:

  • promote research in kidney disease within Northern Ireland;
  • attract clinical trials in kidney disease to Northern Ireland;
  • conduct clinical trials across Northern Ireland to the highest standards of quality and safety;
  • provide infrastructure to facilitate the start-up of new trials in kidney disease;
  • improve access for patients with kidney disease to new cutting-edge treatments.

Areas of interest include the following:

  • Multiple studies of kidney transplant outcomes and immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Effectiveness of dialysis treatments and medications for dialysis patients.
  • Novel therapies for progressive chronic kidney disease.
  • Prevention and management of acute kidney injury.
  • Genetic studies of kidney diseases.