The UK Kidney Research Consortium (UKKRC) was established in 2007 by the Renal Association and Kidney Research UK. It is now jointly hosted, supported and chaired by the UK Kidney Association and Kidney Research UK.
The aim is to facilitate the best collaborative clinical research for health in kidney disease. This is achieved through a platform of 12 Clinical Study Groups (CSGs) and three renal networks – the UK Renal Imaging Network, the Kidney Patient Involvement Network and the UK Renal Trials Network .
The current co-chairs are Sharlene Greenwood (2021-2023) and Professor Sunil Bhandari (2022-2025).
Meetings of the UKKRC are held twice a year in conjunction with the meeting of the NIHR Clinical Research Network Kidney Disorders Specialty Group.