Contact point for consulting on research integrity
Please visit the following websites if you have any questions about the prevention of research misconduct, response to research misconduct (e.g., appropriate treatment at occurrence of misconduct including response) and research ethics.
Contact point for receiving allegations about research misconduct in projects
If you would like to make allegations about research misconduct in projects funded by JST, JSPS and AMED, please follow the link below.
JST, JSPS and AMED have set up the contact points for receiving allegations on research misconduct and misappropriation of research funds concerning projects to be implemented by each funding agency, respectively, in accordance with the Guidelines for Responding to Misconduct in Research (Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on August 26, 2014 ) and the Guidelines on the Management and Audit of Public Research Funds at Research Institutions (the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on February 15, 2007, revised February 18, 2014 ). Please use the links below according to the corresponding funds, each of which you must visit to check the "points to note in regard to lodging allegations"
- AMED ("AMED's efforts")
- JST ("Contact point for receiving allegations about research misconduct in projects related to JST" )
- JSPS ("Contact Point for Receiving Allegations")
Points to note in regard to lodging allegations(JST)
- Please be aware that any research misconduct and misappropriation of funds by researchers belonging to a research institution will be investigated by the concerned research institution as a general rule.
When receiving an allegation, we will confirm the name / affiliation / contact of the complainant, the researcher / research group that committed the misconduct, the state of misconduct and improper use, the rational basis for misconduct and improper use, the names of JST projects involving the misconduct and the relevant competitive funds used, and whether or not there is any allegations against research institutions other than JST.
In addition, please be aware in advance of the cases as follows: the complainant may be asked to cooperate in the investigation; the complainant may have his/her name published or be subject to dismissal or criminal charges if the investigation determines that the allegation is judged to have been lodged out of malice; and the details of the allegation may be disclosed to other organizations to facilitate the allegation-related investigations.