Training and Development Program

Training and Development Program

Education and training at Linical

At Linical, protecting the “human rights of test subjects and ensuring safety” is always our highest priority, and in fact the most important factor in pharmaceutical product development. We train staff to keep this in mind and to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to “improve the quality of the clinical trials” we conduct. Linical executives and workplace leaders also participate in training as lecturers. To support the growth of all Linical employees, we also hold regular training programs featuring invited speakers and trainers from outside the company.

Basic training

At Linical, dedicated training specialists plan and implement various training programs throughout the year. We have created a system that divides employees into three levels — Basic, Advanced, and Management — according to their years of experience, so that we can more effectively provide the training necessary for each group. Furthermore, we create programs such as group work that enables trainees to not only absorb knowledge, but also to apply it at a practical level.

Various training systems to support clinical development

Linical implements specialized personnel training for each level, building on basic training. We put particular effort into the basic training to provide all trainees with the scientific knowledge necessary for pharmaceutical product development experts, as well as a broad familiarity with the legal issues and the environment surrounding pharmaceutical product development. On top of this, we also provide highly specialized training by members of our oncology and CNS teams, as well as training through various e-learning methods. The training targeted at different levels includes follow-up training for younger employees, new leader’s training, new tutor’s training, and training designed for specific executive roles. To help ensure the smooth execution of global studies, we also put emphasis on English-language training and set up opportunities for all employees to take the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication). In addition we also provide to applicants TOEIC preparation course or practical English writing course.

Certification system

Linical makes it obligatory for all our clinical research associates and quality control staff to acquire GCP Passport certification from the Japan Society of Clinical Trials and Research (JSCTR). To help them acquire the certification, Linical holds lectures focused on the GCP Passport from time to time. In addition, more than half of the contract projects that Linical receives are in the area of oncology, so we have set up an in-house certification system for CRAs specialized in oncology, based on an e-learning program of the Japan Society of Clinical Oncology.

Introductory training for new graduates
(and other new employees)

In our introductory training for new employees, we provide approximately one month of classroom training, followed by approximately four months of OJT (On-the-Job Training). Throughout the training, they learn from basic clinical development knowledge to practical techniques. We have fulfilling training programs that can acquire advanced knowledge, communication skills, and ability to think and act on our own for protecting the “human rights of test subjects and ensuring safety” and “improving the quality of the clinical trials” After passing all the training units and the written exam, new employees will be appointed as certified CRA / QC.