of existing KEP practices
of scientific knowledge
for practical collaboration
with national policy makers


KEP-SOFT (Software for Transnational Kidney Exchange Programmes) was a 1-year project funded by a COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Innovators Grant, number IG15210.  The project ran from 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2022 and followed on from ENCKEP (European Network for Collaboration on Kidney Exchange Programmes). The ENCKEP COST Action ran from 2 September 2016 to 1 March 2021. The main aim of KEP-SOFT was to deliver a software product to be used by National Transplantation Organisations (or NTOs) to run national and transnational kidney exchange programmes (or KEPs). COST also maintain a website for the KEP-SOFT project. ...Know more

RECENT GROUP activities, Conferences and meetings

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Start of the KEP-SOFT project, 1 November 2022

The KEP-SOFT project started on 1 November 2022.  The project objectives are attached below....

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KEP-SOFT Meeting in Rome, 22-23 June 2022

The first KEP-SOFT meeting took place on 22-23 June 2022 and was hosted by the Istituto Superiore Di Sanità (National Institute of Health), Rome, It...

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KEP-SOFT meeting in Rotterdam, 28 October 2022

The second KEP-SOFT meeting took place on 28 October 2022 at the Rotterdam Marriott Hotel, hosted by Erasmus University Rotterdam.  The programme is atta...

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The following video features KEP-SOFT participants Péter Biró (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungary) and Lisa Burnapp (NHS Blood and Transplant, UK) contributing to an ESOT Webinar entitled “Models of kidney exchange and chains” in June 2021: