Shinshu University Hospital, Center for Clinical Research

Shinshu University Hospital, Center for Clinical Research conducts and supports industry- and investigator-sponsored clinical trials safely, efficiently, and fairly in compliance with good clinical practices (GCP).

The center has a good clinical trial completion rate. Experienced in-house clinical research coordinators, who are qualified nurses, medical laboratory scientists, or pharmacists, support trial patients and investigators.

We have experience with multinational clinical trials, and can use protocols, case report forms and EDC systems (such as Rave and OC-RDC) in English. The center organizes lectures and open seminars to provide education for patients and investigators. The center also serves as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office.

Our hospital works for promotion of clinical research in cooperation with other national university hospitals as a member of the UHCT (University Hospital Clinical Trial) alliance, which was established to improve the clinical trial environment, especially for multinational trials and to conduct global studies in Japan. In addition, our hospital has joined the National Clinical Trial Network of Japanese Medical Association and implements multicenter clinical trials with hospitals all over Japan.

Number of clinical trials

No. of newly Contracted trialsCompleted trials
1234 (%)
2015 12 13 38 29 76.3
2016 23 10 40 35 87.5
2017 23 18 68 71 104.4
2018 18 20 63 47 74.6
  1. No. of trials
  2. No. of contracted cases
  3. No. of completed cases
  4. Rate of completion


Director, Professor Ryuhei Okuyama, M.D.,Ph.D.
Co-director Kazuhiko Matsumoto, M.D.,Ph.D.
Mailing Address Center for Clinical Research
Shinshu University Hospital
3-1-1 Asahi Matsumoto,
Nagano390-8621, Japan
Phone +81-263-37-3389
Fax +81-263-37-3460

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