For those of you who are not aware of the network, this is an all-organ initiative between clinical, patient, lay and scientific representatives, to support research in organ donation and transplantation, to encourage and develop strong collaborations, for patient benefit. We have an Executive team and Board, with representation nationally and across organs, and a network representative in each transplanting centre. We have undertaken a survey to examine barriers to research in the UK, both for researchers and for patients. The next phase of work will be to begin to address some of the barriers.
We now seek funding to undertake work that will build network infrastructure, and research platforms, including the development of a recipient bioresource to partner with the successful donor biobank, QUOD. We are working with NHS Blood and Transplant to establish linkage of data from cancer registry and other national databases to complement the transplant registry data and provide more detailed information about patient outcomes.Read more
We seek to harness the power of collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships by providing resources and mechanisms to share information, develop skills and ensure meaningful, sustainable patient and public engagement.
Just as patients are at the heart of everything we do in clinical service, we believe that public contributors should be at the heart of our research.Learn more
Our research library aims to showcase the latest papers and publications in the field of organ donation and transplantation research.Learn more
Our searchable grants database brings together a range of funding opportunities related to organ donation or transplantation research.Learn more
Our training library offers a range of valuable resources for patients, the public, researchers and study teams.Learn more
The UKODTRN Executive Committee provide the leadership, management and coordination of our various workstreams, whilst our Board oversees the strategy and direction of the network.Learn more
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The NIHR (National Institute for Health and Care Research), one of the major funders of organ donation and transplantation research, has adopted the World Health Organisation’s recommendations for maximising clinical trial transparency and minimising waste. In response, Professor Lorna Marson, UKODTRN Co-Director, said: “As a network, we place patients at the heart of all that […]Read now
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The UK Organ Donation and Transplantation Research Network is a collaboration between clinical, scientific, patient and lay representatives, with clinical and patient co-directors.
The network aims to position the UK as the premier location to perform high quality organ donation and transplantation research, catalysing developments in basic, translational, and clinical science, to improve outcomes for transplant patients.
To improve donor management
To increase the availability of suitable donor organs for transplantation
To extend the lifespan of transplanted organs – “One Transplant for Life”
To transform quality of life for transplant patients