Division of Translational and Clinical Research Center Support Program for Biostatisticians / Project Promoting Clinical Trials for Development of New Drugs and Medical Devices


Key Fields Drug Discovery & Development(1st)
R&D phase None
Division of Clinical Research and Trials, Department of Clinical Research and Trials
E-mail: rinsho-crt"AT"amed.go.jp *Replace "AT" with @.
This program, with the objective of cultivating talent of excellent biostatisticians, supports the efforts of training them through collaboration between graduate schools that conduct school education, and hospitals that conduct practical training.

Graduate schools / hospitals develop educational programs that train highly motivated biostatisticians with high expertise and ethics, by enabling the graduate schools / hospitals that properly practice PDCA in the program. In FY2016, the AMED selected the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo and the Graduate school of the Kyoto University, as 2 centers for training biostatisticians, which function as core facilities, respectively. Each graduate school establishes a new biostatistics course, forms a training center upon collaboration with a hospital, and performs on-the-job training.

This program improves the environment that leads to higher quality in clinical research and trials, with the collaboration of industry, academia, and the government, based upon the donations from drug companies and national research funding. Collaborative projects of industry, academia, and the government through the flow of funds in this program, are the first of their kind  in Japan.

Organization of the Training Centers for Biostatisticians

  1. The Graduate School at the University of Tokyo, The University of Tokyo Hospital and The National Cancer Center Hospital
  2. The Graduate School at the Kyoto University, The Kyoto University Hospital and The National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
 Organization of the Training Centers for Biostatisticians

Last updated 07/04/17