NEPTUNE welcomes and encourages internal and external investigators to use the observational clinical data, histopathology data, biosamples, whole slide images, and derived data sets from NEPTUNE for their own research.
Investigators can also access NEPTUNE sites to collect new data or biospecimens, or perform observational or interventional studies.
NEPTUNE ancillary studies resources:
How to Submit an Ancillary Study Application
Submit your ancillary study proposal to the NEPTUNE Ancillary Studies Committee at least 2 months prior to the anticipated external funding submission date.
Submit a completed ancillary study application (below) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Approved ancillary studies collaborators will be expected to uphold the NEPTUNE Ancillary Studies policy
The review process
The main goal of the ancillary study review process is to ensure minimal burden to study participants and biorepository, manage project scope overlap, and assess prudent use of limited NEPTUNE resources.
For more detailed information, view the NEPTUNE Ancillary Studies policy
Explore the NEPTUNE databases with tranSMART!
NEPTUNE tranSMART is a web-based platform that provides available clinical, biospecimen, and biomarker data in an organized ontology.
Datasets available for ancillary studies
Demographic and health data
Patient reported outcomes
Patient reported information
Centralized serum and urine lab values
Whole genome sequencing (WGS), 30X
Whole exome sequencing (WES)
Affymetrix gene expression
Renal biopsy RNA sequencing
Single nuclear RNA-sequencing (snRNA-seq)
Targeted proteomics using 54-Plex Cytokine/Chemokine/TIMP/MMP panel
Urinary EGF normalized to creatinine ELISA
Whole slide images (WSI)
Descriptor based morphologic profile (NDPSS) available in tranSMART
Biospecimens available for ancillary studies