Event Reports

This page contains reports covering symposiums and seminars on research integrity.


The 5th Asia Pacific Research Integrity Network Meeting (APRI2023 TOKYO) was held at Waseda University from March 20 to 22, 2023 with approximately 700 people in total, including about 200 people from 22 countries and regions participating locally. Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, it aims to strengthen existing partnerships in research integrity, to cultivate new collaboration, and to share experiences and best practices while encouraging collaboration in dealing with research misconduct and violations of integrity. On the first day, the FY2022 National Conference for the Research Integrity was jointly held. Some of these subjects are shown below.


The 10th JST Workshop "Promoting Activities toward Research Integrity -Considering Education and Evaluation Utilizing the Instructional Video- " was held on 14 March. As with the previous workshop, this workshop aims for participants to examine research ethics education utilizing instructional video materials in order to make use of them in their own institutions. Twenty-five people participated in this event, and by using the instructional video "Gaps in Ethics*" made by JST, engaged in enthusiastic discussions on educational goals and design and evaluation methods for educational activities in each group. Here is an overview of the day's activities.

* Gaps in Ethics: An instructional video that simulates the process leading to research misconduct from the perspectives of associate professors (Associate Professor Edition) and students and young researchers (Student and Young Researcher Edition), produced by JST.


 The "Research Integrity Promotion Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Research Integrity Symposium - Dealing with research misconduct specific to the research field -" was held on 6 December, 2022 in a hybrid format in Tokyo and online, and was hosted by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and co-hosted by four founding agencies, including the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). In addition to deepening understanding of the characteristics of research misconduct that is likely to occur depending on the circumstances and problems in each research field, the lecture also presented research ethics education and matters that research institutions should address in order to prevent such misconduct.


The 9th JST Workshop " Promoting Activities toward Research Integrity- Learning effective ways to use the Research Ethics Instructional Video" was held online on 5 October and 12 October. In this workshop, participants learned how to use the instructional video "Gaps in Ethics", which allows them to simulate an actual research misconduct.* The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with an understanding of educational perspectives and various ways of thinking when using instructional videos, so that they can contribute to promoting activities ethics education and research integrity at their own institutions. What the workshop was like that day is shown below.

* Gaps in Ethics: An instructional video that simulates the process leading to research misconduct from the perspectives of associate professors (Associate Professor Edition) and students and young researchers (Student and Young Researcher Edition), produced by JST.


 Practices for research ethics may vary depending on the field of research. To promote effective research integrity at each university and institution, it is necessary that activities also take into account the characteristics of each research field.
  At the Research Integrity Symposium "Considering Issues Research Integrity from Each Research Field" hosted by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) on 26 November 2021, researchers from three research fields listed efforts for research integrity that are characteristic of their fields. In the panel discussion, several notable topics were discussed based on the contents of the lectures.


The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) holds the JST Workshop on "Promoting Activities toward Research Integrity" every year. The purpose of this workshop is to learn how to promote activities toward research integrity through pre-works, lectures, and group works. The 6th workshop (WS) in the series was held online on 10 December and 18 December, 2022.


 The theme of this time is "Considering How to Practice Effective Research Ethics Education." It was aimed at experienced researchers in charge of research ethics education at universities and research institutes (more than three-year experience of overseeing practical work). It was a fruitful workshop using THE LAB1 as practical teaching materials, aiming to set learning and educational objectives, design educational plans, and acquire educational implementation and evaluation, together with the aim of bringing back the results of the workshop to participants' own institutions as the hints for practicing research ethics education.
 Here is the outline of the day.

1 THE LAB: It is an interactive video material that allows viewers to learn about research integrity while making decisions about ethical issues they face through various roles (created by the Office of Research Integrity). In the WS, participants mainly experienced the role of graduate student, Kim.