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Clinical Research Promotion Center

Clinical Research Promotion Center is an organization where physicians, nurses, pharmacists, clinical laboratory technologists, and other specialists promote clinical research that contributes to medical innovation and the selection of optimal medical care, while ensuring high ethical standards and scientific validity, in accordance with Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Clinical Trials Act, and the Ethical Guidelines for Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects.

Organizational structure

The Center is composed of 8 departments.

Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials Promotion Department

The department is responsible for: (1) secretariat duties for investigator-initiated clinical trials, advanced medical treatment, patient-initiated medical treatment and regenerative medicine; (2) Support for physicians and others in formulating development strategies for clinical trials, advice on study design, and support for pharmaceutical affairs, funding, intellectual property, and industry-academia collaborations; (3) Support for the promotion of investigator-initiated clinical trials conducted by physicians and others; (4) Monitoring, data management and data analysis required to ensure the quality of investigator-initiated clinical studies; (5) Collecting and reporting on safety information related to investigator-initiated clinical trials and providing advice to physicians and others on the safe conduct of clinical trials.

Sponsor-Initiated Clinical Trials Promotion Department

The department is responsible for: (1) Supporting the safe and smooth implementation of sponsor-initiated clinical trials; (2) CRC operations, study drug management, and clinical psychological examinations.

IRB Office

The office is responsible for: (1) Managing the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and coordinating with related departments; (2) Providing support for physicians and others who wish to be reviewed by the IRB.

Dedicated Clinical Trial Ward Department (P1 unit)

The department is responsible for: (1) The safe and smooth conduct of clinical trials related to pharmaceuticals and medical devices; (2) the recruitment of human subjects.

Medical Safety and Personal Information Management Department

The department is responsible for: (1) Management of safety reports and collection and reporting of safety information; (2) Management of personal information.

Planning, Strategy and Management Department

The department is responsible for: (1) Planning for responding to authorities, acquisition of funds for projects and expansion of the Center's functions; (2) Management of the Center's budget, personnel and documents; (3) General management of the Center's information system, including information security; (4) Education and training for and provision of information to physicians and others who wish to conduct clinical research; (5) Management of the progress of clinical research conducted by physicians and others and supported by the Center.

Network Promotion Department

The department is responsible for: (1) Secretariat duties for the National University Hospitals Clinical Research Promotion Initiative joined by 45 hospitals of 42 national universities; (2) Secretariat duties for the University Hospital Clinical Trial Alliance joined by 8 universities and 9 hospitals in the Kanto-Koshinetsu region, a network of university hospitals engaged in clinical research.

Clinical Trials Patient Counseling Department

The department is responsible for providing consultation and public relations services for patients who would like to use advanced medical care.

Takashi Moritoyo

Takashi Moritoyo


Clinical Research Promotion Center


M.D. , Ph.D.


Clinical Pharmacology, Neurology

Research Interests

Clinical Pharmacology, Neurology


Japanese, English

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