Our vision is to promote collaboration between physicians who create and manage dialysis access and want to advance the field through innovative research.

Current Projects

  • Comparative Effectiveness of Endovascular vs. Open Arteriovenous Fistula Creation

PI: Mohamad Hussain MD, PhD


Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • Contribution of Subclavian Vein Stenosis to Dialysis Access Outcomes

PI: Venkat Kalapatapu, MD


Hospital of University of Pennsylvania

  • Effects of Socioeconomic Disparities on the Long-term Outcomes of Hemodialysis Access

PI: Mina L. Boutrous, MD

UConn Health

Participating Institutions

Albany Medical Center

Brigham and Women's Hospital


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Inova Health System

Keck School of Medicine at USC

Marin Health Medical Center, University of California

Marshfield Clinic Health System

Montefiore Medical Center

Mount Sinai Hospital

Northwell Health

NYU Langone Health

Ochsner Health


Saint Louis University

Stanford Health

Southern Illinois University

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Stony Brook University Medical Center

SUNY Upstate Medical University



University of Connecticut

University of Oklahoma

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

University of Rochester

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

University of Utah Health

How to Submit Your Idea

  1. Draft a proposal and data collection manual

  2. Contact us to discuss the project

  3. Once the project is accepted, we will invite collaborators to participate in the multi-institutional study

  4. Collaborators who agree to participate will receive the protocol and data collection manual

  5. The data will be collected via Redcap, a HIPAA compliant website after IRB approval is obtained

  6. The investigator who proposes the project, analyzes the data and writes the abstract will be given the first choice to present the abstract at a meeting. All investigators on a given project will be offered authorship on the manuscript in accordance with author requirements stipulated by the journal.

  7. Any abstract or manuscript resulting from data collected through DiAL-In Collaborative will be circulated to all the investigators so everyone has the opportunity to give feedback.

Elements of the Proposal

  1. Project Title

  2. Principal investigator/co-investigator

  3. Background and Significance

  4. Research Question

  5. Primary and Secondary Outcomes

  6. Hypothesis

  7. Synopsis of published studies

  8. Inclusion/exclusion criteria

  9. Statistical methods

  10. Sample size

  11. Time period of review

  12. Variables to be collected

  13. Key references