On May 30 2014, ERA-EDTA and Arbor Research signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of EURODOPPS. This newly established joint venture brings together the strengths of two initiatives; the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) and the ERA-EDTA Registry; in collecting and analyzing epidemiological data on hemodialysis patients in Europe.
EURODOPPS data includes seven countries: Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, and Sweden. The partnership facilitates research conducted by European investigators using EURODOPPS data to address scientific and policy questions that are of interest to the European nephrology community and health care authorities.
For the purpose of conducting and supervising the research, a special EURODOPPS Oversight Committee has been created. The members of this committee are:
The EURODOPPS project is keen to receive proposals from external investigators for possible analyses. More information on the available data will be presented on this website soon, but is also available on the DOPPS website. Additional information can be obtained via dr. Anneke Kramer at email@example.com.
There will be two phases to the development of such proposals. First, investigators are asked to submit a brief letter of intent using the standard EURODOPPS research application form . They will receive the decision about their first stage proposal, which will be based on published and on-going DOPPS analyses and data availability. A second stage, more detailed proposal is to be submitted thereafter. Investigators will be encouraged to liaise with the EURODOPPS team at the Academic Medical Center prior to this second deadline to clarify, for example, available data items and completeness. Awarded proposals will be announced at the upcoming ERA-EDTA Congress.
There will be no call for EURODOPPS research proposals for 2017. Dates for future rounds will be published on this website.
As EURODOPPS data cannot leave the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, there are two possible levels of EURODOPPS support that investigators can request for their analyses:
In both cases the planning and timing of (assistance with the) analyses will be prioritized by the EDOC.
Letters of intent should be submitted through email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the EDOC. Applicants will be contacted within 2-4 weeks for further discussion of the proposed research project and a review of the formal application process.