2. Facility Introduction

Facility Introduction

Scholarly Communication Center


The University Library is located on the 2nd to 4th floors of the Basic Medical Research Building. In step with the technology of the information age, the library is equipped with PCs for data retrieval and multimedia PCs. These facilities can be connected to the substation network provided by the Information Center of Computer Communication.
The University Library provides a desirable learning environment and its operational system has achieved a high reputation among its many users. Its reading room and seminar room are light, spacious and visually   pleasing areas conducive to study. The library is open year round 24 hours a day for those with ID cards.
  • Carrel desks
    Carrel desks
  • Library entrance
    Library entrance

Information Center of Computer Communication

The Information Center of Computer Communication was established in April 1999, to assist with the development of health professionals, to support academic research and to contribute to the regional health of Hokkaido.
This center contributes to the field of medicine by meeting the needs of today's highly-networked information society. Its functions include: (1)technical support for information exchanges within the university via of an information and telecommunication infrastructure and its stable operation and management;(2)research support by improvement of research equipment and provision of software for purposes of analysis; (3)educational support by deployment of the necessary equipment to rooms specifically designed for computer use in classes; (4)support of rural medicine by medical data communication and teleconferences to and from distant locations.
  • Computer Suite
    Computer Suite
  • Computer Suite
    Computer Suite

Collaboration Center for Community and Industry

Department of Community and Industry Partnerships

The Department of Community and Industry Partnerships is responsible for the acquisition of external funds, accounting and management related to research activities and for handling external communication related to the university’s various social contribution activities. The department provides researchers at the university with support to acquire research funds as well as collaborating with other universities and institutions to promote education, research and academia-industry collaborations.
The funds provided by companies, organizations and individuals are used for the development of academic and educational research, improvement of medical education facilities and environmental improvement of the university hospital. They are also used to support programs such as the education and research activities of teachers of the university, dispatching/accepting researchers to/from overseas, short-term study abroad programs, international medical exchanges and extension lectures to promote the academic activities of the university.
  • Exhibition and Presentation of Sapporo Medical University’s research
  • Exhibition and Presentation of Sapporo Medical University’s research
    Exhibition and Presentation of Sapporo Medical University’s research

Department of Intellectual Property

The Department of Intellectual Property manages the research findings of the university by having them patented or taking other appropriate measures. The department also provides consultation regarding research strategies to receive a patent and technology transfer. It also handles the administrative work related to MTA (Material Transfer Agreement) necessary for providing research materials to other universities or institutions.
Education on intellectual property: Educational programs on intellectual property are provided to graduate students, medical researchers and community healthcare practitioners. Such programs are organized to meet the needs and interest of attendees and cover information from basic knowledge to the process of technology transfer.
Translational research support: The Department of Intellectual Property is involved in translational research projects such the All Hokkaido Formation of an Advanced Medicine/Healthcare Base, which is a program conducted in collaboration with Hokkaido University and Asahikawa Medical University, in cooperation with other related sections.

Biomedical Museum

Entrance to Biomedical Museum

Entrance to Biomedical Museum

The Biomedical Museum was established in April 1972. Staffed with a director and two full-time staff members, the museum comprehensively collects/stores/creates and systematically displays medical and biological specimens and relevant documents, and thereby contributes to the improvement of the university’s education and research. The museum houses a total of over 45,000 specimens, including human specimens in anatomy, pathology, forensic medicine and other medical fields and a wide range of macro/micro slides. The university takes pride in the fact that the museum is considered one of the nation’s top-level facilities.