About the Translational Research Center for Medical Innovation (TRI)
The Translational Research Center for Medical Innovation, or ‘TRI’, was founded in 2002 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Kobe City. It is the first academic data and statistical analysis center in Japan dedicated solely to transforming basic medical research into useful clinical practices. In order to do this TRI provides comprehensive support programmes for medical researchers for all phases of clinical study, from research planning to data analysis.
By supporting Japan’s best and brightest to create breakthrough innovations in technology and medical science, TRI is working towards tangibly improving the prognoses of intractable human diseases.
The operation of TRI is based on 3 pillars:
 Translational Research
 Support for clinical trials and cohort studies
 Information sharing
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