News & Topics
- December 6, 2021 NEW
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) held a Research Integrity Symposium, "Considering the Issues of Research Integrity in Various Research Fields" on November 26 2021. For more details, please see the event information page on this website. (Japanese text page)
- November 22, 2021
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is holding The 4th JSPS Seminar on Research-Ethics "Introducing group work into research-ethics education" on December 2 2021. For more details, please see the JSPS website.(Japanese text page)
- October 12, 2021
The Clinical & Translational Research Center, Keio University Hospital is holding 第38回 臨床研究推進啓発セミナー 「何が研究を倫理的にするのか ― 研究公正とオーサーシップ」(the 38th Clinical Research Promotion Seminar "What Makes Research Ethical?--Research Integrity and Authorship" *) on October 14 2021. For more details, please see the website of the Clinical & Translational Research Center, Keio University Hospital. (*tentative translation) (Japanese text page)
- September 30, 2021
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) held the 7th JST Workshop on Wednesday, August 25 and Friday, September 3, "Promoting Activities toward Research Integrity -- Considering the Need for and Educational Goals of Research Ethics Education --." This time, the workshop was conducted online and was for those with relatively little experience in the field of research ethics education. The participants did preliminary work and, on the day, learned how to conduct research activities with integrity at their own institution through group work between the participants. The lecture materials used on the day of the workshop were posted on the "Event Materials" page of this website. Please feel free to view them. (Japanese text page)
- August 31, 2021
The European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO) is holding the ENRIO 2021 Congress on Research Integrity Practice on September 27 - 29, 2021. For more details, please see the ENRIO website.
- July 16, 2021
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is holding the 7th JST Workshop, "Promoting Activities toward Research Integrity -- Considering the Need for and Educational Goals of Research Ethics Education --" on August 25 and September 3. This workshop is conducted in Japanese. For more details, please see the event information page on this website. (Japanese text page)
- June 18, 2021
Webinar on Science Integrity in SE Asia Region - Relevance for Food & Nutrition will take place on 24 June 2021. Participation is free of charge and registration is required. For more details, please visit International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) website.
- June 11, 2021
AMED (Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development) is holding monthly lecture series named 「研究データの質向上の指導者育成講習会」(Development of basic research data management materials for leadership training seminar) from May to September 2021. These seminars are conducted in Japanese. For more details, please visit AMED website. (Japanese text page)
- June 9, 2021
[Introduction of the university's initiatives]: Doshisha University is holding an internal event named 「研究倫理向上ウィーク」(Research ethics training week*) from 24 May to 11 June 2021. (*tentative translation) (Japanese text page)
- May 27, 2021
7th World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI) : Digital Event 2021 will take place from 31 May to 2 June 2021. The sessions are free of charge and will take place via Zoom. For more details, please visit 7th WCRI website.
- April 1, 2021
"The Science and Technology Basic Law" was revised to "The Science, Technology and Innovation Basic Law*" in April. The description of Research Integrity was added in chapter 1, article 3-3. (*tentative translation) (Japanese text page)
- March 30, 2021
Research Integrity Portal website (Japanese version) has been renewed. (Japanese text page)
- February 1, 2021
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) revised its "Guidelines for Managing and Auditing Public Research Funds (Implementation Standards) at Research Institutions" in February 2021.
To All Researchers —Conduct for Responsible Research Activities
The recent incidents involving misconduct and dishonesty in research activities have resulted in an alarming condition that threatens the relationship of trust between science and society, and hinders the healthy development of scientific technologies. To prevent misconduct in research activities, autonomous self-purification of the scientific community must function. Each researcher must strictly discipline him/herself and work to create new knowledge and inventions that are useful for society, based on a high moral standard to meet the expectations of society.
As a funding agency for research , the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) considers research misconduct a grave issue and makes every effort to prevent it in cooperation with relevant organizations, thereby aiming to regain public trust.
- JST believes that honesty in research activities is extremely important for Japan, which seeks to develop itself through science and technology.
- JST supports honest and responsible research activities.
- JST strictly condemns any misconduct in research activities.
- JST will promote education in research ethics and reform its research
funding programs in cooperation with relevant organizations, in order to prevent misconduct.
We must develop a healthy scientific culture based on social trust toward building a society filled with hopes and dreams for a bright future. We therefore request the continued understanding and cooperation of the research community and related institutions.
Japan Science and Technology Agency
President Hamaguchi Michinari
(link to Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology JAPAN website)