Teaching Materials

Please use them for research ethics education at universities and companies.

JST Video materials for research ethics education - Gaps in Ethics

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.

■About video materials:

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.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 Ⅰ

Gaps in ethics Ⅱ

THE LAB (Interactive movie for promotion of research integrity)

"THE LAB : Avoiding Research Misconduct" is an interactive video material produced by the Office of Research Integrity, USA (US ORI). This is available in English, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese.
In an effort to disseminate research ethics, JST has received a license from ORI to create a Japanese version of "THE LAB", a video educational materials developed by ORI.


Conduct for Responsible Research Activities (Booklet created by JST)

JST has summarized what is research misconduct (fabrication, falsification and plagiarism) in research activities and preventive measures against misconduct in an easy-to-understand manner.

Conduct for Responsible Research Activities

On the Appropriate Use of Public Research Funds (Booklet created by JST)

JST has summarized the types and examples of misappropriation of research funds and preventive measures against misconduct in an easy-to-understand manner.

On the Appropriate Use of Public Research Funds(Booklet created by JST)

e-Learning materials

Researchers who are part of new projects funded by JST must complete Research Ethics Education Program.

■Educational materials designated by JST From FY2024 onward

JST requires researchers participating in the project to complete educational materials on research ethics. For sample of Research Ethics Education Program, please refer to the following materials:

If you wish to enroll in eAPRIN via JST, the research representative is required to complete the necessary procedures with the respective project staff.


■Educational materials designated by JST In FY2023

JST asks you to select any of the following e-learning educational materials on research ethics (eAPRIN) provided by APRIN:
JST Course (1) Biomedical - 7 modules
JST Course (2) Engineering - 7 modules
JST Course (3) Humanities - 5 modules
For specific designated units, please refer to the following materials:

On the basis of the “Program for Promoting Inter-University Collaborative Education” by MEXT, we provide an e-learning program for research-ethical education developed by researchers in Japan.
For details, please refer to the APRIN website (linked to an external page)

If you have applied for receiving an eAPRIN course via JST after the adoption of your theme as a JST project, you will receive an e-mail from JST Research Integrity Section explaining how to log in and when the course expires. Please attend the course in accordance with the following Student Manual.