J-GLOBAL ID:200905038309752619   Organization code:J298000000 Update date: Mar. 10, 2020

Radiation Effects Research Foundation

公益財団法人放射線影響研究所, ホウシャセンエイキョウケンキュウショ
Representive : Chairman, Ohtsura Niwa
Establishment year: 1975
Address: Hiroshima Laboratory: 5-2 Hijiyama-Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 732-0815 Japan Nagasaki Laboratory: 1-8-6 Nakagawa, Nagasaki 850-0013 Japan
Telephone number: Hiroshima Laboratory: +81-82-261-3131 Nagasaki Laboratory: +81-95-823-1121
FAX number: Hiroshima Laboratory: +81-82-263-7279 Nagasaki Laboratory: +81-95-825-7202
Number of employees: 189
Organization/Research department name (5):
  • Department of Clinical Studies
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Molecular Biosciences
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Information Technology
Subordinate facility name  (2):
  • Radioisotope Facility
  • Biosample Research Center
History (4):
  • 1947/03
    The Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) was established by the US National Academy of Sciences.
  • 1948/03
    And joined in its research by the Japanese Institute of Health of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (Present Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare), ABCC undertook an extensive surveillance of the health of atomic-bomb survivors.
  • 1975/04
    ABCC was reorganized into the nonprofit, binational Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF). Funding is shared by the governments of Japan and the US.
  • 2012/04
    RERF completed its transition to a public interest incorporated foundation upon authorization by Japan's Prime Minister.
Purpose of establishment:
RERF conducts research and studies for peaceful purposes on medical effects of radiation and associated diseases in humans, with a view to contributing to maintenance of the health and welfare of the atomic bomb survivors and to enhancement of the health of all humankind.
Business overview:
(1) To establish and operate its laboratories in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for conduct of comprehensive research and studies on the life-spans, health conditions, and pathological aspects of the atomic bomb survivors, and other radiation effects and associated diseases in humans;
(2) To conduct research and studies on the effects of radiation and associated diseases in humans in cooperation with universities, laboratories attached to universities and other research organizations;
(3) To preserve, report and publicize the results of research and studies, and to provide training, on the effects of radiation and associated diseases in humans;
(4) To carry out health examinations of the atomic bomb survivors; and
(5) To carry out other activities as may be deemed necessary to achieve the objectives of the juristic person.
Research field (1): Life Science

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