Group Lead, Program Data Management Group, Japan
This spotlight was featured in June 2018.
Hidetoshi chaired the Japan CDISC Coordinating Committee (J3C). His commitment to advancing the awareness of CDISC in Japan has been significant in promoting the use of CDISC standards in the region.
How long have you been volunteering at CDISC?
I joined the J3C in 2013, which was when my volunteer activities started at CDISC. So, it's five years.
What lead you to start working in clinical research?
I majored in pharmaceutical sciences in my university, where a lot of students got jobs in the pharmaceutical company when they graduated. I was in pharmacology lab, but I was not good with experimenting with animals. That’s why I got a job in clinical research.
What is a current J3C initiative that you are excited about working on?
I'm really excited about the CDISC Japan Interchange and the Workshops for academia where CDISC staff, speakers, exhibitors and supporters come together and contribute. I am grateful to be working on a team committed to success.
What is the most rewarding part about volunteering with CDISC?
Volunteering with CDISC, I realize I am contributing to a healthier world for future generations. That is a great motivation for me.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A paleontologist, researching dinosaurs and ancient mammals.
Please provide a tip that someone would find helpful in working with CDISC Standards?
Make your motivation be about activities that matter for personal health and public health in the world.