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National Institutes of Health provides an online course (IPPCR) which aims to make researcher be globally active. Kanagawa Center for Clinical Research & Strategy (KCCR) was admitted as a remote site of IPPCR with the cooperation of NIH. KCCR is the only institute in Japan that can provide eligibility for final examination. Participant who pass the examination will be awarded a certificate from NIH.

IPPCR exhaustively covers basic biostatistical and epidemiologic methods involved in conducting clinical research (fundamental concepts, research framework designing, ethical and regulatory aspects of clinical research, and research grant). We are sure that, by studying clinical research in English, experienced Japanese researchers in clinical research fields will globally be active.

*Language: English


Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)


Attendees are expected to attend all seminars (either Wednesday course or Saturday course, 10 days) on basic principles.


     Orientation  October 27, 2018 (Sat) 10:30~12:00

     Wednesday course   every two-week 17:00~20:30 (2 classes/day, 10 days)

(1) October 31, 2018

(2) November 14, 2018

(3) November 28, 2018

(4) December 12, 2018

(New Year’s Holiday)

(5) January 9, 2019

(6) January 23, 2019

(7) February 6, 2019

(8) February 20, 2019

(9) March 6, 2019

(10) March 20, 2019

     Saturday course      every two-week 9:30~13:00 (2 classes/day, 10 days)

(1) November 10, 2018

(2) November 24, 2018

(3) December 8, 2018

(4) December 22, 2018

※(New Year’s Holiday)

(5) January 12, 2019

(6) January 26, 2019

(7) February 9, 2019

(8) February 23, 2019

(9) March 9, 2019

(10) March 23, 2019

Attendees are expected to choose either Wednesday course or Saturday course.
Attendees can transfer from Wednesday course to Saturday course at your convenience, and vice versa, and also can attend both courses to follow up.

    Graduation ceremony  March 30, 2019 (Sat) 10:30~12:00

Course Requirements

Course Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)
Place Life Innovation Center (LIC)402C [KCCR Building, Conference room]
Participants Researchers, professionals, undergraduate students, graduate studentswho work at pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment companies; engage in health insurance at administrative agencies; study healthcare at universities
Quota 15 participants
※In case of a large number of applicants, we will make a lottery after the application deadline.
Tuition Fee 50,000 ※Student ¥30,00010 days, incl. tax
Registrants are expected to deeply understand the spectrum of clinical research and the research process in terms of:
・biostatistical and epidemiologic methods
・study design
・protocol preparation
・patient monitoring
・quality assurance
・ethical and legal issues(incl. IRBs)
Advantage ・Participants can take a course program offered by NIH in Japan.
・Courses consist of advance learning(online)and seminar (on site).
Participants can learn every class through NIH site prior to seminars (online).
・Based on advance learning, participants can deeply understand each theme in seminars through discussion with KCCR researchers (on site).
・All participants are eligible for final examination, and  participant who pass the examination will be awarded a certificate from NIH.
・Participants who meet certain criteria (attendance rate of abourt 70%) will be awarded a certificate from KCCR.
Application Fill the form on the website by October 25, 2018. Application Form
Notification Result will be notified by e-mail.

■Course Requirements → IPPCR Course Requirements


Kanagawa Center for Clinical Research and Strategy

Kanagawa Center for Clinical Research and Strategy