JST Video materials for research ethics education

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is producing instructional videos on research ethics based on the research environment and situation in Japan. The videos raise the topic of recent research misconduct and are being produced as a series while taking into consideration trends in research integrity and research ethics in Japan and abroad.
 These instructional videos are being produced as part of a research integrity promotion project.

JST Research Ethics Instructional Videos

These instructional videos are made with the aim of enhancing the ethical consciousness required by researchers in their daily research activities.

 The instructional videos are interactive materials that allow researchers to learn while discussing tangible hypothetical situations, so that they can think about responsible actions if they encounter an ethical issue in their own research activities. They are most effectively used in workshops that combine watching the videos with discussion and group work. They can also be used in a variety of other situations, including lectures at universities and training at research institutions.
 As more people start teaching themselves research ethics by acquiring knowledge through methods such as e-learning and textbooks, using these instructional videos in combination is expected to make their education more effective.

"Gaps in Ethics" - The Science and Engineering Research Center Edition

Gaps in Ethics
The instructional videos consist of two dramas, with an associate professor and a doctoral student as the main characters, set in the Science and Engineering Research Center of a Japanese university. The dramas portray the perspectives of an associate professor and a student, and can be viewed from the standpoint of someone giving or receiving instructions in the same situation.
They deal with one type of misconduct, fabrication or falsification.
Run time: About 1 hour combined (Associate Professor Edition: About 33 minutes, Student and Young Researcher Edition: 33 minutes)

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"Gaps in Ethics 2" - Plagiarism Edition

Gaps in Ethics 2
This instructional video focuses on one type of research misconduct, plagiarism. It consists of two dramas that are set in a humanities and social science research center and a natural science research center respectively and portray events that lead to plagiarism.
Humanities and Social Sciences Version tells the story of a university student who has made many choices involving ethical issues since her undergraduate years, and her actions eventually lead to her being suspected of plagiarism.
Natural Sciences Version tells the story of a research center where there is suspicion of plagiarism regarding a collaborative research paper. Through the university's misconduct investigation committee, the characters recall the various times they were exposed to ethical issues, caused by differences in how they viewed research ethics.
Run time: (Humanities and Social Sciences Version: About 26 minutes), (Natural Sciences Version: About 33 minutes)

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"Gaps in Ethics 3"- Gray Zones in Research Activities

Gaps in Ethics 2
This third work in the series focuses on Questionable Research Practices (QRPs).
Separate stories, set in laboratories in the humanities and social sciences and the natural sciences, depict professors, associate professors, and students facing QRP issues such as duplicate publication and inappropriate authorship.
This instructional material is mainly intended for researchers who are in a position to guide research, such as Principal Investigators (PI). It aims for reflecting on one's own research practice and instructions as a person in charge of management, and considering what one should be as a researcher. In addition, when students and young researchers watch this material, they can learn by simulating the supervisor's position.
Run time: (Humanities and Social Sciences Version: About 35 minutes), (Natural Sciences Version: About 32 minutes)

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〔Precautions for Use〕
This instructional material may be used for research ethics education at universities and research institutions without permission or application procedures.
It is prohibited to (1) use this video material for rental business, (2) reproduce it for purposes beyond personal use, or (3) make the contents available for transmission via networks, etc., without the permission of the right holder as permitted by Copyright Act.
In addition, it is prohibited to alter, modify, change, unprotect, decompile or reverse engineer this video material.

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