Resources

New NephSAP Issue - "Secondary Glomerular Diseases"

NephSAP Volume 17, Number 4, September 2018

Please read the full issue.

Redesign of Online ASN Journals Ready to Improve User Experience

The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) online platforms have been relaunched with increased functionality and a new interface providing readers with an on-the-go experience designed for all devices.

The relaunched sites with their modern design, contain numerous new features and functions making the reader experience easier and more efficient – thereby helping ensure that readers and authors can find what they’re looking for when they need it.

Google’s new Dataset Search aims to assist researchers find online data

Google’s launch of Dataset Search on September 5 is a great step forward for researchers in search of data online that is “freely available to use”. Aimed at “scientists, data journalists, data geeks, or anyone else” the new service will provide a service that assists the open-data movement by providing a simpler way to find and re-use data from “government agencies, scientific publishers, research institutions and even individual researchers”.

Opinion: Re-establishing trust and improving outcomes in Nephrology

To re-establish trust and improve outcomes, we must carry health equity from “the bedside to the curbside.” From research and discovery, to policy and advocacy, nephrologists must engage directly with community members, stakeholders, and lawmakers. Minority communities need to see nephrologists in their schools, houses of worship, block parties, and community centers.

Electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) are gaining traction

Electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNS) are increasingly being used by researchers and scientists. “ELNs comprise software that helps researchers to document experiments, and that often has features such as protocol templates, collaboration tools, support for electronic signatures and the ability to manage the lab inventory". As younger individuals, who tend to expect and embrace electronic systems in general, begin to fill research roles, they are electing to use ELNs as well. Though use is growing, as there are currently 72 active ELN products, they are not yet ubiquitous.

5 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question in Pediatric Nephrology - The Choose Wisely Campaign

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in conjunction with the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN), as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, recently “released a list of specific nephrology tests and procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary when treating children for kidney-related conditions”.

Catalogue on research metrics

The article provides a unique catalogue of useful articles for guidance and support for researchers, journal editors, and librarians as well as overarching tips for better selecting where to publish your research, how best to edit a journal, and how to guide colleagues as a librarian.

Data Visualizations: Considering color choices

Lisa Charlotte Rost delves into what you should consider when choosing colors for data visualization. With the powerful potential of visualizations in relaying conclusions within a short burst of attention, color choices can make or break their effectiveness.

A Call for Kidney Week Abstract Submissions

Only two weeks left to submit your research or clinical case report for the 2018 Kidney Week, the largest nephrology meeting in the world.

Submission will be accepted through 2:00 PM EDT on May 31.

Don't miss this valuable opportunity to present to nephrologists and thought leaders in the field from around the globe.

Please submit your abstract here for consideration today!

Catalog of Biases in health studies

The culmination of collaborative work between the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine and the University of Oxford, the website, Catalogue of Biases, is a complete database of possible biases that inadvertently make their way into scientific research.

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