As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sister-center pairings active in 2020 have postponed their activities until 2021. This is because of the travel restrictions in place and shifted priorities for most healthcare organizations.
To accommodate the needs of the active pairs and trios, ISN will grant all active centers an additional year to fulfill their plans. No center will graduate at the end of 2020. Consequently, there will be no new applications accepted in October 2020.
ISN continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and remains committed to its mission of building capacity around the world. Providing support to LMICs remains a key priority. We will continue to adapt our response to this unprecedented situation as it evolves.
The SRC Program links renal centers in need with established centers of excellence. It nurtures partnerships between two centers by supplying funding, a framework, and educational benefits. Successful centers, which show documented accomplishments, will progress within the program acquiring greater support and more benefits during a period of six years. Three levels of support will be given (C, B and A).
Any two renal centers or units can form a partnership if at least one center is from a low, middle or upper middle income country (as per World Bank List of Economies) and the liaison officer is an ISN member. They need to submit a detailed action and budget plan as well as a clear description of how the collaboration will develop the services of the emerging center.
New sister pairs apply to enter the program at level C and typically stay two consecutive years at the same level. At each level, centers must submit progress reports stating their accomplishments to progress within the different stages. They will be assessed at each change of level to establish whether they are eligible to acquire more support and benefits. Graduated centers can apply for the Trio Program, encouraging them to support a third emerging center within their region. Honorary B Levels are assigned to centers which have failed to upgrade from level-B to A. Honorary sister pairs have one extra chance to apply for an upgrade.
BEFORE YOU APPLY, READ THE SRC GUIDELINES CAREFULLY
Download detailed SRC Program Guidelines
If you satisfy all the criteria, you can register and create your application.
October 1 each year.
SISTER RENAL CENTERS PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Chair: Peter Kerr (Australia)
Deputy Chair: Marcelo Orias (Argentina)
Sharon Andreoli (United States)
Katherine Barraclough (Australia)
Tatiara Bueno (Brazil)
Rosanna Coppo (Italy)
Kei Fukami (Japan)
Faical Jarrya (Tunisia)
Narayan Prasad (India)
Larisa Prikhodina (United Kingdom)
Halima Resić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Manisha Sahay (India)
Ashot Sarkissian (Armenia)