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How can I find a clinical trial?

There are many clinical trial opportunities and new ones are developed every day. Your healthcare provider may be aware of opportunities in your area. You can also try the following:

Ongoing Kidney Disease Trials

  • APPLAUSE-IgAN is a Phase 3 global clinical trial that will look at the effects of an investigational drug, iptacopan (LNP023), in people with IgAN. The trial will study the effects of iptacopan (LNP023) on reducing inflammation and kidney damage in people with IgAN.
  • Do you have symptoms of chronic kidney disease? If you are an individual of African ancestry with chronic kidney disease and high levels of protein in your urine, your condition may be caused by a gene variation, and a clinical research study may be an option for you. Click here to learn more.
  • Phase 2 RC18 IgAN Study: is seeking volunteers for participation in this study evaluating an investigational new drug to determine if it can treat IgAN. A clinical study using this investigational new drug in China showed potential benefit in treating IgAN by reducing urine protein. However, more clinical data is needed to further evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Telitacicept in IgAN patients. Patients who enroll in this study will be asked to participate for approximately 7 months.
    If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) and are interested in exploring the option of clinical trial participation, send an email to with your name, phone and zip code. Your contact information will be shared with the nearest study site who can answer all of your questions and help to determine if you are eligible to participate in the study. For additional information, visit
  • See if your patients with uncontrolled hypertension qualify for the SPYRAL HTN ON MED program. Learn More
  • The Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) is conducting a primary membranous nephropathy study, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). For more information or if you are interested in participating in this study, please visit the REBOOT website.
  • Get to the root of your IgA Nephropathy (IgAN). Join the ORIGIN clinical research study, which is exploring an investigational medication for IgAN. Learn more at
  • Have you or a loved one been identified with a mass of unknown nature on the kidney? The ZIRCON trial can help with its diagnosis without the need for a biopsy. For more information, please click here to check eligibility of study participation.
  • Diagnosed with IgAN? Watch an informational video to learn more about IgAN and the enVISion study to see if it could be right for you.
  • Have you been diagnosed with Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy (IgAN)? If you have had a diagnosis of IgAN verified by a biopsy taken within the last 10 years, you may qualify for the BION-1301 clinical trial.
  • Do you have FSGS? The TRACTION-2 clinical research trial may be right for you. Learn more about the TRACTION-2 trial and see if you qualify.
  • Do you have IgA Nephropathy and are interested in participating in a clinical trial? To see if you qualify, click here.
  • The REACT Study is recruiting adults with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease. Click here to see if you qualify.
  • Are you planning on getting a transplant plant from a living donor? Learn more about a clinical trial that you might be eligible to participate in.
  • For people with Diabetic Kidney Disease, click here to see if you are eligible to participate in these clinical trials.
  • Center Watch. Use this listing service to find an industry-sponsored clinical trial that is currently seeking volunteers.
  • Search this database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies around the world.
  • Medline Plus. Find basic information, newsletters, FAQs, glossaries, personal stories, a searchable database, and much more on this website from the U.S Library of Medicine.
  • Create a volunteer profile for yourself or for someone else as their parent or guardian. This NIH-funded resource is a free, secure registry that will keep you informed of clinical research studies that need volunteers matching your profile.
  • Children and Clinical Studies. Learn about children in clinical studies.
  • The STAGED-PKD clinical trial is recruiting adults with ADPKD. Click here to see if you qualify.
  • Let's Find Cures Together. Enter your information in the box to find a clinical trial that relates to you.

The National Kidney Foundation does not endorse any these trials and is not affiliated with these trials. Each trial has different eligibility criteria. For more information on any clinical trial, contact the research team.

Last Reviewed: 08/17/2022
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