What is “Introduction to Clinical Research (ICRweb)”?

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What is “Introduction to Clinical Research (ICRweb)”?

Introduction to Clinical Research (ICRweb) aims to provide on-line educational programs, to offer the most recent and instractive information relating to clinical research, and serve as a platform where those involved in clinical research can exchange information, for the purpose of creating and disseminating clinical research education programs.
The former site of ICRweb started in 2005 as an educational course for the staff of the National Cancer Center, and was run by volunteers from the same institute. Activities continued from 2006 to 2014 with the support of the Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Since 2015, it has continued its activities as a business of the National Cancer Center.
The goal of ICRweb is to create evidence for treatment and prevention through many clinical researches conducted in Japan which are scientifically valid, ethical, and medically meaningful, to promote information sharing among researchers through networking, and ultimately to achieve more equivalent medical care throughout Japan.
With the enforcement of revisions to the Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Research in April 2009, researchers are now required to take courses of ethics and other requisite knowledge relating to clinical research prior to conducting clinical research, and the heads of clinical institutions are now required to secure educational opportunities for researchers. In addition, the Ethical Guidelines for Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects, which was put into effect in April 2015, mandates that the heads of research institutes, members and secretariats of the ethics review committee, and other research support staffs must take education and program.
ICRweb is described as one of the e-learning programs that provides these educational opportunities in the Health Policy Bureau Notification referring to revision to the Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Research in April 2009 (Health Policy Bureau Notification No. 0731001, July 31, 2008) and in the guidance of the Ethical Guidelines for Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects enforced in April 2015. ICRweb is used for clinical research education in 34 faculties of medicine at university/medical schools and in 22 hospitals (as of November 2012). In principle, this site is link-free for educational purposes. No special procedures are required to use ICRweb for clinical research education at institutions, however we would appreciate it if you would contact us and let us know that. We encourage you to install ICRweb not only for the basic course but also as a measure of continuous education for researchers.
Completion certificates for the basic course can be used to certify that you have taken the educational course required by the guidelines, but it is not intended as a qualification or accreditation. Continuity is important when taking course can be used to certify that you have taken the educational course required by the guidelines, but it is not intended as a qualification or accreditation.
Continuous education and training, and attendance at courses relating to clinical research.
Let us suggest that those who have passed the basic course general test also use other contents to continuous education program. The lectures were created to be useful for everyone, and we reccommand taking all of them. If you feel there are too many, please refer to the courses recommended for separate target groups.
 

The Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants, 2006
"Development of a multi-purpose educational program and dissemination system that aims to level the establishment of a clinical research infrastructure" group
Principal investigator: Seiichiro Yamamoto

The Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants, 2009
"Education and enlightenment of researchers, ethical review committee members, clinical research professionals, and citizens, using the clinical research portal site ICRweb" group
Project leader: Seiichiro Yamamoto

The Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants, 2012
"Study on how to develop human resources engaged in clinical research and clinical trials using the e-learning system ICRweb" group
Project leader: Seiichiro Yamamoto

Staff

Representative: Seiichiro Yamamoto (National Cancer Center Japan)

Production cooperation

EP Cruse Co., Ltd
Tetsuya Ishida, Tomoya Yamagishi, Ryoko Shitamori
Adupt
Takahiro Sakamoto
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