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Foundation: 1874

Mission: The National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) conducts testing, research, and studies toward the proper evaluation of the quality, safety, and efficacy of pharmaceutical products, foods, and the numerous chemicals in the living environment. The results of these activities are reflected in welfare administration to ensure and/or improve Japanese citizens' health and their environment. In this way, NIHS's operations are intimately connected with the lives of all citizens, and the results obtained through its work are reflected on their daily living. Issues pertaining to human health change with the times. Many new pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, and substances used in daily living are being created. Given this, the NIHS serves to control the products that are generated by science and technology to make sure that they truly benefit the general public. In other words, NIHS works to ensure harmony between scientific technology and human beings. This kind of research is referred to as "regulatory science", and it is an area in which we, the staff of the NIHS, actively pursue each and every day.

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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Health sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDJapan
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +3648th1121st2113th106th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1668th434th1234th42nd
Chemistry 3155th1090th1933rd96th
Environmental Science 4505th1543rd2271st108th
Medicine +1729th453rd1246th38th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1888th519th1291st48th
Psychology 1718th244th1372nd33rd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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  • Health
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