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GDCN Registry

This is an observational study that uses clinical data and biological specimens (like blood) collected on a large group of participants with and without kidney disease. Researchers are trying to learn about the causes and markers of kidney disease.

Age & Gender

  • 1 years ~ 99 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Visits can be combined with regular clinical appointments


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

At each visit, you may be asked to fill out a questionnaire and give us a blood or urine sample.

In-person visits:
Total length of participation:

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • Nephrotic syndrome (Membranous, FSGS, Minimal change, IgA Nephropathy)
  • ANCA Vasculitis (GPA, eGPA, MPA, Churg-Strauss)
  • Other glomerular diseases (Fibrillary GN, Anti-GBM)

Not eligible if:

  • None

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • Willingness to provide a blood or urine sample

Not eligible if:

  • History of autoimmune disease

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Visit Study Website

Primary Visit Location

NC Memorial Hospital
UNC Hospitals / UNC Medical Center
101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Ronald J. Falk
UNC Kidney Center

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Child and Teen Health
Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Kidneys and Liver
Urinary and Bladder

IRB Number


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