Three stakeholders of socio-economic aspects and patient interests were associated partners of the EuTRiPD project. EuroPD, the Dutch Kidney Foundation (DKF) and Kidney Research UK (KRUK) promoted true intersectoral cooperation helping to maintain the clinical relevance of the research. Taken together, the EuTRiPD network comprised partners with expertise ranging from basic science to bedside research in the area of PD and from commercial exploitation to creating awareness in the European community.
The Dutch Kidney Foundation
The mission of the Dutch Kidney Foundation (Nierstichting Nederland) is to prevent renal disease and to improve the quality of life of those living with kidney disease.
The DKF supports scientific research, and is involved in activities regarding patient education and advocacy on prevention, treatment, organ donation and dialysis care. The DKF has a chair in the Board of the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), a network of 41 national kidney societies that foster international collaborations.
Kidney Research UK
Kidney Research UK is the leading UK charity dedicated to funding research aimed at finding better treatment, and ultimately a cure, for kidney disease. Its mission is to fund life-saving research into kidney disease, to improve the quality of life of those with kidney disorders and to increase public awareness of kidney health.