The ERA Registry collects data on kidney replacement therapy via the national and regional renal registries in Europe and in countries bordering Europe or the Mediterranean Sea



Introductory Course on Epidemiology
Many nephrologists perform research in addition to their clinical duties. The aim of this epidemiology course is to teach nephrologists and nephrology researchers basic epidemiology principles and to have them practise their new skills in hands-on sessions (exercises, discussions and SPSS). The knowledge and skills obtained will assist participants to improve the quality of their nephrology research.

The course faculty includes well-known nephrologists who are members of our ERA Registry Committee plus the staff members of the ERA Registry in Amsterdam.

The courses that are organised once or twice a year throughout Europe have always been very well evaluated by the more than 1000 participants so far. For each course 30-35 places are available.

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The following Registry fellowships will be available in the ERA Registry office in the Amsterdam University Medical Centers:

Research registry fellowships to support Registry related activities of the association (e.g. ERA Registry, ESPN/ERA Registry, EQUAL Study).

  • Duration: from a minimum of 4 weeks (28 days) to a maximum of 6 weeks (42 days).
  • Nephrologist or nephrology researcher <40 years of age from the ERA geographic area.
  • Fellowships have the aim of scientific publication.
  • Fellows will be supervised by members of the Registry staff.
  • The candidate will be selected by a small committee selected by the ERA Registry and then approved by the ERA Council. In case of doubt the SAB (Chair; Co-Chair and Secretary-Coordinator) will be consulted.

A new call will be opened in 2023.


The ERA Registry has a long track record in the publication of educational papers aimed at nephrologists with an interest in clinical research.