Supporting research

By bringing together consented, longitudinal healthcare data and biological samples NURTuRE offers researchers a unique insight into the natural history of kidney disease. Our aim is to support studies designed to offer more precise and effective ways of managing renal conditions, with the ultimate goal of preventing kidney failure.


We will shortly be publishing full details of our access protocols and data and biosample holdings. NURTuRE will be accepting research applications from early 2024, but welcome informal enquiries prior to this. Contact us here:

World class expertise

Designed and implemented by world experts to drive innovation and understanding in kidney medicine, with a focus on precision medicine.

A collaborative effort by industry and academia working in partnership with kidney Research UK. Initial cohorts are CKD and INS.

A centralised biorepsitory

World class centralised biorepsitory ensuring the preservation of sample integrity for the lifetime of the bank; NURTuRE has the scope to answer the most pressing research questions.

Biomarker data, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and histology images are available on request.

Secure data

Industry-standard, secured data analysis and storage infrastructure.

Enriched data set with de-identified, linked clinical information, including HES and ONS, updated every 12 months.

Strategy committee oversee applications, including patient representatives.