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

Morrish, Alicia T., Hawley, Carmel M., Johnson, David W., Badve, Sunil V., Perkovic, Vlado, Reidlinger, Donna M. and Cass, Alan (2014). Establishing a clinical trials network in nephrology: experience of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network. Kidney International,85(1):23-30.

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Title Establishing a clinical trials network in nephrology: experience of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network
Author Morrish, Alicia T.
Hawley, Carmel M.
Johnson, David W.
Badve, Sunil V.
Perkovic, Vlado
Reidlinger, Donna M.
Cass, Alan
Journal Name Kidney International
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 85
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0085-2538   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
eISSN 1523-1755
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84891557350
Start Page 23
End Page 30
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
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.
Keywords Chronic kidney disease
Clinical trials
Collaborative research
Health policy
Investigator initiated
Randomized controlled trial
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ki.2013.391   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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