International cooperations

The GCKD-Study is aimed at achieving broad comprehension of disease progresssion and gaining further knowledge in cooperation with other international cohort projects in renal populations.
Existing collaborations comprise:

The inclusion criteria and the structure of these studies are similar. Especially, the definitions of disease entities, the diagnoses and the endpoints have been designed along the lines of the CRIC-study to achieve comparability and allow pooled analyses with increased statistical power, and open the possibilities of comparing risk factors and disease progression in different racial, cultural and ethnical backgrounds.