The Clinical Trial Center of Ajou University Medical Center was established with the goal of conducting clinical trials based on international-standard ethical and scientific systems. It also aims to promote the development of the medical industry by testing the safety and efficacy of various medical supplies, equipment, and technology. The center has been carrying out multinational clinical trials since the Ajou University Medical Center was established in 1994. It was designated as a regional clinical trial center for Gyeonggi-do, Incheon, and Gangwon-do by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare in April 2005. For the past 5 years, it has succeeded in building some of the best systems, recruiting enough staff, and securing other types of infrastructure.
The Clinical Trial Center of Asan Medical Center has been conducting clinical trials based on scientific and systematic methods in accordance with the International Conference on Harmonization-Good Clinical Practice and KGCP. It ensures the effectiveness of ongoing clinical trials through the full utilization of experts and other relevant resources. It has also established a governance system suitable for carrying out clinical trials, offered expert-level training programs for each area, fully supported the clinical trials conducted by individual researchers, and developed a computer system for the efficient management of research projects while fostering a research environment where researchers can focus on their research.
After being designated as a regional clinical trial center by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare in 2006, the Clinical Research Coordinating Center of the Catholic University of Korea has been building global-standard infrastructure for clinical trials as the regional clinical trial center. Today, it is recognized as a leading clinical trial center in the Asia-Pacific Region by applying advanced clinical trial technology and management system. Its clinical trial management system -- incorporated with advanced medical information technology -- has simplified the clinical trial process, improved the management efficiency of clinical trials by other organizations, and increased the feasibility of the data by using information & communication systems. Its clinical trial technology, developed using PK-PD and pharmacogenomics, is now contributing significantly to the new drug development and biotechnology sectors in Korea.
The Clinical Trial Center of Chonbuk National University Hospital was designated as a regional clinical trial center by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare in 2006. Since then, the center has been conducting various bioequivalence tests in addition to phase 1~4 clinical trials and clinical trials performed by individual researchers.
It also has a special diagnosis room as well as facilities for the convenience of clinical trial subjects in addition to a ward with 32 beds complete with a central monitoring system.
The Clinical Trial Center of Chungnam National University Hospital carries out various research activities such as basic research, phase 1~4 clinical trials, bioequivalence tests, and clinical trials on functional foods and medical equipment.
To cope with the rapid changes in the pharmaceutical industry and take a giant leap forward, it has been implementing various research projects and generating more research outcomes.
After being designated as a regional clinical trial center by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare in 2005, the Clinical Trial Center of Chonnam National University Hospital has been building infrastructure with the necessary facilities, equipment, and research staff while also developing and offering training programs for researchers. It has also implemented technology based on clinical trial results on geriatric diseases and pharmacogenomics. It was the first in the country to build domestic and international networks specializing in industry-academe collaboration in clinical trials on the central nervous system and circulatory drugs. It has also developed revenue models for the hospital by signing numerous clinical trial contracts while also enhancing the quality of clinical trials and offering training programs for those wishing to become clinical trial experts. As a center specializing in the development of clinical trial technology for geriatric diseases and pharmacogenomics as well as central nervous system and circulatory system diseases, the Clinical Trial Center of Chonnam National University Hospital currently contributes to the development of regional and domestic biotechnology and medicine industries by ensuring proper medicine treatment and creating synergy between bio/medicine researchers.
The Clinical Trial Center of Dong-A University Hospital was recognized as an ethical and scientific regional clinical trial center by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare in April 2009. The center has been making multilateral efforts to recruit and train more clinical trial experts through clinical trial training programs, symposiums, workshops, seminars, and other various programs while incorporating the ICH-GCP and KGCP standards in the process. Today, the center offers an optimal environment for clinical trials to researchers by supporting all the facilities, human resources, and equipment necessary for clinical trials.
The Clinical Trial Center of Ewha Women's University was established in 2008 to improve the efficiency and quality of each researcher's clinical trials by providing the best research environment designed to ensure that clinical trials are conducted by incorporating systematic and scientific methods in accordance with domestic and international clinical trial standards(KGCP & ICH/GCP). It also offers solutions to various ethical, social, and legal problems that may arise in the course of carrying out a clinical trial with support from the Bioethics Center of Ewha Women’s University.
The Neuroscience Research Institute of Gachon University is internationally well-known for its neuroimaging technology, and it has incorporated the technology into clinical trials. It also boasts of cancer and diabetes researchers. The center continues to expand its area of clinical trials to include non-clinical trials using the largest non-clinical trial lab for rodents and provides various kinds of support.
The Clinical Trial Center of Inha University Hospital was designated in 1997 as a Clinical Trial Institute tasked with improving the quality and efficiency of clinical trials and ensuring expertise in the area. After its expansion in 2006,it was designated as a regional clinical trial center by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare in 2008. It has been making continuous efforts to become a leading research institute in the area of clinical trials by increasing the number of facilities and equipment. Today, it is recognized as a clinical trial center with the world’s best infrastructure, based on which more value can be created and expertise in the field can be ensured. It is a globally competitive center for multinational clinical trials.
The Regional Clinical Trial Center of Inje University Busan Paik Hospital was first designated as a clinical trials center in 1997. It was named an official regional clinical trials center by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare in 2004, having carried out some of the world’s best clinical trials and playing a leading role in promoting clinical trials in Korea. The safety, rights, and welfare of clinical trial subjects can be guaranteed, and reliable clinical trial results can be realized only when the necessary facilities, equipment, staff, and operating systems are secured when conducting clinical trials. In this aspect, the Clinical Trial Center of Inje University Busan Paik Hospital boasts of some of the best staff, environment, facilities, and equipment systems, providing top-quality services to clients.
The Clinical Trial Center of Konkuk University Medical Center has extensive infrastructure including the core lab and other research rooms designed to attract more initial clinical trial subjects including phase 1. It supports a wide range of work activities by building a system for research support and a research environment where researchers can obtain the best results.
Established in November 2006, the Clinical Trial Center of Korea University Anam Hospital was designated as a regional clinical trial center by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare in May 2009. In August 2009, it also received the JCI certification for its safety and reliability in diagnosis. Having moved to a new building in July 2010, it now has all the facilities, equipment, researchers, and operation system necessary for clinical trials in one place so that it can provide services customized for the different needs of clients. It also offers rooms for outpatients undergoing clinical trial, pharmacy, inpatient ward, clinical specimen/data storage, experienced coordinators at the clinical trial center, consultation and statistics on clinical trials, data management, computer support, and QI, among others.
The Clinical Trial Center Korea University Guro Hospital is dedicated to protecting the sanctity of life, safety, and rights of clinical trial subjects, ensuring scientific and ethical approaches to clinical trials, creating an optimal research environment, providing some of the best training programs, conducting globally competitive clinical trials, and playing a leading role in and contributing to the development of the medical industry in a mutually beneficial relationship based on clinical trial ethics. It currently has a total of 6 offices including the Client Trial Subjects Division.
The KNUH Clinical Trial Center was founded for the purpose of building a domestic/international clinical trials network by establishing a system as a local clinical trial center designed for collaboration between industry, academe, and research institutes through the development of human resources in the area of clinical trials, at the same time developing new drugs and next-generation technology for clinical trials as a leading clinical trial center in the regions of Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do as well as the entire Gyeongsang-do with world-class competitiveness. The center is now dedicated to phase 1~4 clinical trials and bioequivalence tests, at the same time supporting other types of clinical trials conducted by researchers who adhere to ICH-GCP and Korean GCP throughout the process in addition to practicing scientific approaches and ethics of clinical trials. The center also fully promotes clinical trials conducted by individual clinical trial research staff by providing the necessary facilities, manpower, and equipment.
The Clinical Trial Center of Pusan National University Hospital was designated as a regional clinical trial institute in 1994, becoming a clinical trial center in 2008 after moving to a bigger facility. In 2010, it was also designated as a regional clinical trial center by the Korea National Enterprise for Clinical Trials for its international-level facilities, equipment, manpower, and management system. As a globally competitive clinical trial center, it plays the role of a leading medical institution in Busan and other cities in Gyeongsangnam-do, providing safe and scientific clinical trial services to subjects with its reliable IRB and international recognition.
The Clinical Trial Center of Samsung Medical Center was established in 1999 with the goal of carrying out world-class clinical trials. It was designated as a regional clinical center and a medical equipment test center by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare in 2008. That same year, it was designated as a Clinical Trial Academy by the Korea National Enterprise for Clinical Trials. As Korea's first AAHRPP-certified center, it has been playing a leading role in the protection of clinical trial subjects. It also ran a two-year training system for qualified CRCs and secured the largest number of centralized CRCs in Korea. Overall, it has been making great contributions to increasing the number of clinical trial experts and improving their skills through various quality training programs for those specializing in clinical trials.
Since 1995, the SNUH Clinical Trials Center has been dedicated to ensuring the development and efficiency of domestic clinical trials by offering the best research environment wherein both scientific approaches and clinical research ethics are taken into account in accordance with the KGCP(Korean Good Clinical Practice) Guideline set forth by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare as well as international standards prescribed by ICH and FDA. Open to any research team that meets the criteria as well as professors at Seoul National University, the center provides the required researchers, research facilities, and administrative support for testing the efficacy and safety of various kinds of medical equipment and supplies including new drugs in addition to conducting pathophysiological studies. It also assesses the safety of drugs that are already on the market and serves as a coordinating center for joint research projects by various institutions.
The Clinical Trial Center of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital has a smart clinical trial system by incorporating information technology to protect the clinical trial subjects, observe clinical trial ethics, and foster a sound research environment.
The Clinical Trial Center of Ulsan University Hospital has been meeting all domestic research standards since it became a clinical trial institute in 2002. As a result, it was able to improve the quality of research projects, build infrastructure for improving quality, and carry out clinical trials systematically.
The Clinical Trial Center of Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital provides not only space for developing new clinical trial methods, personal development and growth, facilities, equipment, and human resources but also high-quality training programs and information to offer an optimal environment for research activities and improve people's health and welfare. Toward this end, the center has been meeting both domestic and international standards and providing international-level guidelines meeting international standards in order to satisfy people's demand for the development of new drugs and social, academic, and industrial demands for new drug development and production.
The Severance Hospital Clinical Trials Center reopened in February 2006 with total floorage of 3,000sqm after being designated as a regional clinical trial center in 2005 by Korea’s Ministry of Health & Welfare. In 2009, the center built an independent, mutually complementary system by supporting and promoting the clinical trial volunteers through the management, supervision, and protection of clinical trial subjects.
The center has all the facilities, equipment, staff, and operation systems necessary for clinical trials in one place to serve clients better. It also supports professional administrative services, technology, and staff for all types of research projects implemented at Severance Hospital in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the research. In addition, the center boasts of separate space, pharmacy, separate ward for clinical trial subjects, clinical specimen and data storage, experienced clinical test coordinators, consultation/statistics for clinical trials, data management, computer systems, and drug concentration analysis.