EURODOPPS

EURODOPPS looks for external investigators

The EURODOPPS is keen to receive proposals from external investigators for possible analyses. More information on the available data is can be found on the DOPPS website. Additional information can be obtained via dr. Anneke Kramer of the ERA-EDTA Registry at a.kramer@amc.uva.nl. Please note that in comparison with previous years there are some important changes in the level of support given by the Registry in the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam (details below).

There will be two phases to the development of such proposals. First, investigators are asked to submit a brief letter of intent using the EURODOPPS Research Proposal Form 2018. The deadline for submission of this first stage document is February 5th, 2018. All those who have submitted a proposal will receive the decision about their first stage proposal, which will be based on published and on-going EURODOPPS analyses and data availability, by February 19th, 2018. The deadline for the second stage, in which a more detailed proposal will be requested, is April 1st, 2018. Investigators will be encouraged to liaise with dr. Anneke Kramer at the AMC prior to this second deadline to clarify, for example, available data items and completeness.

As EURODOPPS data cannot leave the AMC, investigators will need to visit the AMC to perform their analyses. The Registry staff will provide investigators with a data set. In addition, they will receive assistance in writing the paper from the EURODOPPS Oversight Committee (EDOC). Assistance with the statistics and interpretation of the results is, however, unavailable. For that reason, visiting researchers need to have proven extensive experience in statistical analyses, preferably in SAS or STATA, so that they can work on their own. In addition, they should plan to stay at least 6 weeks to work on the analyses in AMC.

Funding for such internships can be sought from local or national sources or from the annual ERA-EDTA travel fellowship scheme (Registry Fellowships - www.era-edta-reg.org/index.jsp?p=fellowships).

Letters of intent should be submitted via email to dr. Anneke Kramer ( a.kramer@amc.uva.nl).