Clinical Research Policy

By conducting clinical research, Kyowa Kirin Group aspires to contribute to the enhancement of medical care, the advancement of medical and pharmaceutical sciences, and the health and well-being of people around the world.
When engaging in clinical research, we give maximum consideration to the protection of the human rights and safety of patients participating in the research. Furthermore, we strive to comply with relevant laws and regulations, and secure transparency in clinical research, scientific validity, independence and reliability.

We have established and are implementing the "Kyowa Kirin Group Clinical Research Policy", which summarizes our approach to clinical research and code of conduct.

Kyowa Kirin Group Clinical Research Policy

Established on April 1, 2018
Revised on April 1, 2020

Clinical research on humans is essential to verify the efficacy and safety. In order to contribute to the health and well-being of people around the world by creating new value through the pursuit of advances in life sciences and technologies, at Kyowa Kirin Group, we will conduct research based on the following principles:

  1. 1.
    Research significance
    We will conduct or support clinical research that contributes to medical care on scientific basis.
  2. 2.
    Participants protection
    We will respect the free will and privacy of the participants and their families in clinical research and protect the dignity and human rights of life. For this purpose, we will provide adequate explanation prior to participation in research activities and we will minimize potential risks and give due consideration to vulnerable populations, including children and the elderly.
  3. 3.
    We will comply with international norms such as the philosophy of the Declaration of Helsinki, applicable laws and regulations, guidelines, and industry codes in each country. Where applicable and appropriate, we will engage in third-party reviews and consider their advice.
  4. 4.
    Information management
    We will strictly manage information of research contents and funds, and will disclose necessary information appropriately and accurately.
  5. 5.
    Implementation system
    We will have appropriate knowledge on science and research ethics and we will conduct research with responsibility and commitment to our mission. We will construct and operate an appropriate organizational system, and compatible business processes. We will also collaborate with appropriate external research institutions to conduct appropriate ethical and scientific research.