ISN programs and initiatives represent the full range of challenges facing the global kidney community. By collaborating across research, education and advocacy activities, ISN is improving clinical care globally.

The ISN Research Working Group (RWG) is a new, formalized entity of the ISN (2019) intended to enable integration and collaboration among the various research supporting groups and existing research activities to facilitate accomplishment of goals, and ensure appropriate oversight and accountabilities.

The RWG comprises:

  • one Chair (Adeera Levin, Canada)
  • one Deputy Chair (Masaomi Nangaku, Japan)
  • Chairs and Deputy Chairs of ISN-ACT (clinical trials), iNET-CKD (cohort studies), ISN GKHA (Atlas), i3C (CKDu)

Research is an important foundational activity for ISN, and the success of various initiatives, and opportunities for growth, funding and impact necessitates the existence of this working group.

Key networks and initiatives include:

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