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Dr Ben Caplin

Working in partnership

Our goal is to increase research capacity, research expertise and deliver clear patient benefits.

We work in partnership with public, private and not-for-profit sectors, UK statutory funding institutes and other medical research charities who all share an interest in our strategic themes:

  • Prevent kidney disease by finding ways to see it coming and stop it happening
  • Protect people from reaching kidney failure by learning how to spot disease early, halting disease progression, and repairing kidney damage
  • Transform treatments by making dialysis more tolerable and making transplants last longer until better alternatives are available.

What, why and how to partner with us...

Find out more about partnership options

Our flexible approach allows us to work across a wide range of UK and international partners. We have a variety of business models, from co-funding large scale research projects to offering support for the very best early-stage renal research careers.

Impact of research
  • We have work with the UK’s top scientists and clinicians
  • An excellent track record in partnerships
  • Access to an extensive network of renal research innovators, academic experts and institutions
  • We get the patient view on our research
  • We're members of the ABPI patient and public involvement group and adhere to the ABPI code of practice
  • We're members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), Patient Group Partners and a member of the SMC Public Involvement Network and the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group's Patient and Public Involvement Group
  • We have robust research governance processes
  • We have a best practice approach to funding research.

Our partnerships and collaborations

Working together to deliver benefits to people with kidney disease sooner.


Supporting the all-organ transplant community

We're supporting the UK Organ Donation and Transplantation Research Network (UKODTRN) in collaboration with the British Transplantation Society and NHS Blood and Transplant.

The UKODTRN is an all-organ initiative between clinical, patient, lay and scientific representatives and has the potential to make a real difference to the way organ donation and transplantation are delivered within the UK.

If you have a personal or professional interest, or experience of donation or transplantation, the UKODTRN would like to hear from you to help inform the setting of national research priorities and other activities.

Partnership news

Diabetes UK logo

Kidney Research UK and Diabetes UK joint statement

Our statement aims to highlight the seriousness of kidney disease in people with diabetes and our joint intent to address this problem together.

Got a question? Get in touch.

For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch with our Research Unit:

0300 303 1100

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