Q&A

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Who needs to attend the Research Ethics Seminar presented by the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo?
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Every researcher participating in research study needs to attend Educational Training before starting a research. It is necessary for a researcher to attend the Research Ethics Seminar if he/she is participating in a research study that needs to be reviewed by the Research Ethics Committee of the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tokyo. Furthermore, of those who participate in the above-mentioned research study, it is essential for a researcher to attend the Ethical Seminar if he/she is a member of Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo or the University of Tokyo Hospital.

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What Ethics Committees are subject to the Research Ethics Review System?
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The following four Ethics Committees are subject to the Research Ethics Review System:
“Epidemiologic and Observational Research Ethics Committee”
“Human Genome, Gene Analysis Research Ethics Committee”
“Specific Clinical Research Ethics Committee”
“Review committee for novel treatments (clinical cases that contain elements of research studies)”

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What kind of Ethics Committees are established in the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tokyo?
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The following three committees are established:
“Epidemiologic and Observational Research Ethics Committee”
“Human Genome, Gene Analysis Research Ethics Committee”
“Specific Clinical Research Ethics Committee”

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When is a research study finished?
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“A research study is finished” when the content and the result of a research study has been publicized in forms such as website, academic paper or academic presentations. Please confirm this point when describing the period of a research study for the Research Ethics Review System.

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I need a consultation about conflicts of interest.
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Please refer to the link below if you need a consultation about conflicts of interest for research study that might need to be reviewed by the Research Ethics Committee of the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tokyo.

( University intranet website: Advisory Room for Conflict of Interest)
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I am considering a collaborative research study contract. How can I do that?
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For a collaborative research study that might be reviewed by some of the Research Ethics Committees of the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tokyo, please contact a researcher at our university. If you are a researcher at our university, please consult the Contract Office of Administrative Division at the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine.

Contract Office, Administrative Division, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine
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What environment do I need to access the Research Ethics Review System?
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Basically you need an Internet access to access the system from inside or outside the university campus.

Research Ethics Review Application System Site
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In what stage is a research study “accepted”?
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A research study is accepted when all members participating in a research study who are a member of the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tokyo and the University of Tokyo Hospital submit Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Form C for Conflicts of Interest to the Office for Human Research Studies.
A research study is not “accepted” until Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Form C for Conflicts of Interest is submitted by all of the members.

( University intranet website: Intranet for researchers at the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tokyo and the University of Tokyo Hospital)