at San Diego, California
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Jerry A Schneider, M.D.



Cure Cystinosis International Registry (CCIR) is an online, patient self-identifying registry developed by medical and scientific experts specifically for the cystinosis community. CCIR's sole purpose is to identify people with cystinosis worldwide in an effort to accelerate novel treatments and a cure for cystinosis. CCIR provides a safe and secure platform for: - sharing anonymous medical information about cystinosis with researchers, clinicians and patients - disseminating information about research opportunities - connecting researchers/investigators and prospective participants * Interested cystinosis patients may register themselves with CCIR online at * No personal information is shared outside of CCIR. Individual identities are known only to appropriate CCIR staff. If a participant is matched to a clinical trial, the participant receives a notice from CCIR, after which they can decide whether they wish to contact the study sponsor.


Significance and Purpose: Many different resources and tools are necessary to make significant advances in medical research. Progress in rare diseases such as cystinosis can often be impeded by the lack of information available about the disease and limited access to volunteers eligible for clinical trials. Therefore, patients who are willing to provide information about how the disease has affected them and also make themselves available to participate in trials are among the most valuable resources the investigators have to fight a disease. However, the research community desperately needs the right tool that will permit access to these resources. A tool widely used to conveniently collect both data about a disease and information about potential clinical trial participants is a patient registry. A patient registry is any system that allows for the organized collection of data about disease outcomes in affected populations for a scientific, clinical, or policy purpose. The Cystinosis Research Foundation (CRF) has aligned itself with cystinosis medical experts and organizations worldwide to create the first ever international, online patient registry for cystinosis, Cure Cystinosis International Registry (CCIR). The express purpose of CCIR is to make anonymous information available to the research community and thus promote accelerated research in advanced treatments and ultimately a cure for cystinosis. Objectives: The objectives of CCIR are: - Evaluate epidemiology and clinical characteristics of cystinosis around the world. - Evaluate and compare the diagnosis, treatment, and kidney transplant rates among cystinosis communities from different geographical areas. - Enhance the understanding of how cystinosis affects quality of life. CCIR Registration: Interested cystinosis patients may register themselves with CCIR online at Registration is easy and secure. Simply go to the website and create a CCIR account and complete a survey. The CCIR website is currently available in English and Spanish, and will soon be available in French, Portuguese, and possibly other languages. Benefits to CCIR participants include instant access to the registry's accumulated survey results (reported as anonymous group data), and opportunities to submit questions to cystinosis experts and to learn of clinical trial opportunities. No personal information is shared outside of CCIR. Individual identities are known only to appropriate CCIR staff.


Cystinosis, Nephropathic Cystinosis, Renal Fanconi Syndrome, Registries, Cystine, Kidney, Rare Diseases, Fanconi Syndrome, Fanconi Anemia


Inclusion Criteria:


  • University of California, San Diego accepting new patients
    San Diego California 92103-8450 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSD

  • Jerry A Schneider, M.D.
    Emeritus Professor, Pediatrics, Vc-health Sciences-schools. Authored (or co-authored) 15 research publications


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Cystinosis Research Foundation
CCIR Patient Portal
Study Type
Expecting 750 study participants
Last Updated