Recently, the office of Zhejiang Provincial Health Commission issued the notice on the application of provincial key laboratories of traditional Chinese medicine in 2022, which will comprehensively start the application of key laboratories of traditional Chinese medicine, accelerate the construction of high-energy innovation platform of traditional Chinese medicine, create a scientific highland of life and health, and further promote the construction of national demonstration area for comprehensive reform of traditional Chinese medicine.
The notice points out that the construction of the Provincial Key Laboratory of traditional Chinese medicine will follow the principle of”optimizing the construction layout, clarifying the field direction, and selecting and supporting the best”, focus on the construction of the scientific and technological innovation highland of traditional Chinese medicine in Zhejiang Province and the strategic needs of economy and society, strive to solve the key core technical problems of”neck sticking”, improve the original innovative research ability of traditional Chinese medicine”from 0 to 1″, and focus on the digital economy, major disease diagnosis and treatment technology Traditional Chinese medicine services and Zhejiang advanced industrial clusters of traditional Chinese medicine were included in the construction plan of key laboratories jointly built by the Bureau and the province.
The notice puts forward four construction goals:first, gather scientific and technological elements. Gather and integrate the innovation resources of relying units, establish and improve the organization, management system and operation mechanism conducive to independent innovation, and become the agglomeration base of scientific and technological innovation elements in this field in Zhejiang. Second, organize scientific and technological research. Focusing on major scientific issues of traditional Chinese medicine, we will carry out research and development activities such as original innovation, integrated innovation and collaborative innovation, support technological progress in traditional Chinese medicine related fields, and maintain Zhejiang’s leading position in the scientific research field of traditional Chinese medicine. Third, cultivate scientific and technological talents. Pay attention to the introduction and training of innovative talents of traditional Chinese medicine, create a good environment conducive to the growth of innovative talents, and establish a high-level scientific and technological innovation talent team with reasonable structure, so as to become the talent highland of scientific and technological innovation in Zhejiang. Fourth, strengthen social services. We should carry out high-level and high-level scientific and technological cooperation and exchanges with the society, establish open funds, strengthen the function of public scientific and technological services, provide conditions for the majority of scientific and technological personnel to carry out scientific research activities, and become a shared base of scientific and technological innovation resources in Zhejiang.
The notice specifies the objects and conditions of application. The Key Laboratory of traditional Chinese medicine to be applied for should be at the leading level in the province in its research field, have independent intellectual property achievements, and be able to undertake and complete national or provincial scientific research tasks; There are about 20 laboratory personnel, including no less than 10 personnel with doctoral degrees, no less than 5 full-time scientific and technological personnel, and more than 30%of the total personnel are Chinese medicine personnel. The construction period of the laboratory is 3 years. After the completion of the construction, the assessment will be carried out from the aspects of research level and contribution, team construction and talent training, open exchange and operation management.