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Abstract: INFO11-FR

Opportunities for Funding and Collaboration with the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study

Session Information

  • Informational Posters - II
    November 08, 2019 | Location: Exhibit Hall, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Abstract Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Category: CKD (Non-Dialysis)


  • Feldman, Harold I., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Group or Team Name

  • The CRIC Investigators

The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study is an ongoing, NIH-funded, multi-center observational cohort study of individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The CRIC Study has already enrolled nearly 5,500 individuals with CKD. The CRIC Study continues to follow approximately 3,500 of those participants through annual study visits and will be adding approximately 600 additional participants during its current funding cycle. Data are collected in the domains of medical history, physical measures, psychometrics, behaviors, biomarkers, and genomics/metabolomics, as well as renal, cardiovascular and other outcomes. The most recent phase of the CRIC Study began in 2018 and includes novel approaches to deep phenotyping in CKD using remote data capture technologies to characterize kidney and cardiovascular function.
In addition to making available biological samples and study data through NIH repositories, the CRIC Study provides multiple opportunities for collaborations through its Ancillary Studies and Opportunity Pool programs. The CRIC Ancillary Studies Program has supported over 100 studies and continues to accept proposals for studies that propose use of existing data and biological samples as well as the collection of new data from CRIC participants. The CRIC Opportunity Pool Program (CRIC OPP) was established in 2018 with the goal of further broadening outreach to diverse research communities to promote the conduct of novel investigations involving CRIC participant data. This program targets investigators who have not previously worked in the area of CKD epidemiology and those from outside the field of nephrology. The CRIC OPP will fund numerous awards over the next four years. The first cycle of the program will announce awards later in 2019. The next cycle will be accepting new applications in late 2019/ early 2020.
To aid potential investigators in assessing whether CRIC Study data are sufficient to address study questions they may have, we have created CRIC DataView. This portal, which is publicly accessible via the CRIC Study website, allows users to query CRIC Study data, obtain summary statistics, and view the results in tabular or graphic formats.


  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases