Researcher Resources

The CureGN consortium welcomes use of its data,biosamples, renal biopsy whole slide images, and infrastructure for investigator-initiated research.

What would you like to do?

  • Use biosamples
  • Access biopsy images
  • Use consortium infrastructure to collect new data or materials

Submit an ancillary study proposal

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  • Access CureGN data to develop preliminary data to support a grant submission

Request transmart access

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  • Write a manuscript
  • Prepare a presentation or poster
  • Core or secondary analyses

Submit a publications proposal

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Ancillary Studies

Ancillary studies may use biospecimens, access whole slide images, data/or other existing CureGN resources already collected; collect new data or biospecimens; or perform observational or interventional studies accessing the CureGN study sites and participants.

Visit Schedule

Visit schedule

Biospecimens available for ancillary studies

Available biospecimens list

Categories of data elements by visit type

Categories of data elements by visit type
tranSMART is a web-based platform that provides available CureGN clinical, PRO, and laboratory data in an organized ontology. Contact to request access

Ancillary Study Submission and Review

Submit your ancillary study proposal to the CureGN Ancillary Studies Committee at least 3 months prior to the anticipated external funding submission date.

To Submit an ancillary study propsal:

Please submit a completed Ancillary Study Application (below) as a single PDF document to:

The main goal of the ancillary study review process is to manage project scope overlap, assess use of limited CureGN materials, and ensure minimal burden to study sites and participants.

Transmart Frequently asked questions

Request access to Curegn transmart
What is TranSMART?

tranSMART is a data query tool that can be used to explore CureGN data, generate hypotheses, and develop specifics for your ancillary study proposals.

How do I get access?

You can request access to CureGN tranSMART by emailing our project management team at:
(Please provide your name, email, affiliation, and reason for interest in CureGN tranSMART)

What happens after I get access?

Once your access request to CureGN tranSMART is approved, the quick access guide will be available to help you navigate tranSMART.

How do get I help with tranSMART?

If you need help or support, email our support team at:

Cure Glomerulonephropathy Network
Data Coordinating Center
1150 W Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5657

Have questions? Please contact:

CureGN is supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes for Health (NIH): UM1DK100845, UM1DK100846, UM1DK100876, UM1DK100866, and UM1DK100867.

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