Frequently Asked Questions: KPMP Recruitment Sites (RS)
- Can a Recruitment Site recruit both AKI and CKD participants?
- How many patient participants are we expected to recruit per year?
- How much should we budget per biopsy?
- What are the current inclusion and exclusion criteria for AKI and CKD recruitment?
- Do I need a Letter of Support from the local IRB?
Can a Recruitment Site recruit both AKI and CKD participants?
Yes. Applicants should identify as an AKI site, a CKD site, or a site that will recruit both AKI and CKD. Provide the number of expected AKI and/or CKD biopsies.
How many patient participants are we expected to recruit per year?
All sites are expected to recruit 30 or more participants per year and justify their numbers based on available disease population and anticipated rate of consent. Sites planning to recruit both AKI and CKD participants should propose how many AKI vs CKD cases will be recruited.
How much should we budget per biopsy?
A cost of $3,500 per research kidney biopsy has been agreed upon by the KPMP and their respective institutions. A letter of support from the institution acknowledging this cost is required. Applications that do not include this letter will be withdrawn and will not be reviewed.
What are the current inclusion and exclusion criteria for AKI and CKD recruitment?
Inclusion/exclusion criteria have been determined by the KPMP Steering Committee, which involves participants from all KPMP sites, and are subject to change by the Steering Committee, based on evolving needs.
Do I need a Letter of Support from the local IRB?
Yes. Applicants should demonstrate pre-application involvement and tentative agreement by the local IRB, for a study in which kidney biopsy tissue is collected for research. A letter from the local IRB should be included in the application indicating their willingness to rely on the KPMP single IRB.