AY2017 Research ethics education

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1.Research ethics education for all graduate students

As graduate students, in order to ensure that you are able to conduct research freely in a manner consistent with academic integrity, you should have a good understanding of research ethics, including the code of conduct required for researchers, as well as knowledge of the proper methods for presenting research results. It is very important for you to have fundamental knowledge of research ethics, increased awareness of the necessity and significance of learning research ethics, and the ability to recognize research ethics as your own issue to work on. By doing so, you can avoid being unwittingly involved in ethical misconduct.
Ritsumeikan University has been educating students on research ethics through guidance by research supervisors, regular courses of studies, and extracurricular seminars, while reminding students of risks related to research misconduct, such as falsification and plagiarism, at orientations for new students. Building on such experience, in AY 2016, the university launched new research ethics education for all graduate students.

2.Research ethics education at Ritsumeikan University

At Ritsumeikan University, the following three programs (seminars) are scheduled for AY 2017 as part of the university’s research ethics education for graduate students. You are required to proactively participate in these programs with an awareness of how important research ethics education is for your research activities.

Outline of the programs (seminars)

① Pre-Seminar on Research Ethics

This seminar is designed for new graduate students enrolled in the AY 2017 spring and fall semesters to learn about research methodologies and the appeal of research itself, as well as the necessity and significance of research ethics.

② Joint Seminar on Research Ethics

This seminar is designed for all graduate students to learn basic principles and acquire fundamental knowledge of research ethics.To be specific, the seminar teaches you how ethics apply to research activities and helps strengthen your understanding of research ethics through group work on specific cases. Each student is recommended to attend this seminar once during enrollment.

③ Specialized Program on Research Ethics

This program, offered whether as part of regular or extracurricular courses, is designed for graduate students to acquire practical knowledge about research ethics necessary for their specialized area of studies at their respective graduate schools. As this program is implemented independently by each graduate school, the contents differ between graduate schools.

Details about the seminars (program)

① Pre-Seminar on Research Ethics
Date and time/Place 【Spring semester】

The venue for the graduate school new student orientation at each campus
(Suzaku) -
(BKC) Tuesday, April 4, 2017 14:15~14:30
(OIC) Tuesday, April 4, 2017 14:15~14:30
(KINUGASA)Tuesday, April 4, 2017 14:15~14:30

【Fall semester】

The venue for the graduate school new student orientation at Suzaku campus


To learn about research methodologies and the appeal of research itself, as well as the necessity and significance of research ethics
Eligible students New graduate students of AY 2017 (M1,D1)
Instructors 【Spring semester】
Institue for General Education
Associate professor HARAGI Makiko
【Fall semester】
Institue for General Education
Associate professor HARAGI Makiko
Contents You will learn how to conduct research activities and its attractiveness, the importance and meaning of learning the ethics education

【Contents】
① What is research?
② What is research ethics?
③ Actual case of research misconduct and reasons for learning research ethics
④ How to read For the Sound Development of Science by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
⑤ Research ethics for research activities at Ritsumeikan University
Credits No credits are awarded for attending this seminar.
materials Printed handouts will be distributed to participants on the day of the seminar.
Textbook to be used: For the Sound Development of Science, by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
(This booklet is distributed to all new students at the seminar. If you do not attend this seminar, request a copy at the administrative office of your graduate school later.)
Application method
Application period
Prior application is not necessary.
※This seminar is conducted as part of the joint orientation for new graduate students.

For the Sound Development of Science, a booklet by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
This booklet is by the editorial committee established by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science with cooperation of the Science Council of Japan, the Japan Science and Technology Agency, and university researchers, as well as advice from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. It collects and summarizes essential information that researchers in all areas of study, ranging from humanities and social science to natural science, should know when conducting scientific research and presenting research results to the science community and society at large.

② Joint Seminar on Research Ethics
Date and time


【English】

Place Semester Date and time Application period Application
Kinugasa Spring  semester   -
-

-
Fall semester

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
14:40~16:20
Kyuronkan

Monday,
September 11,2017
10:00~

Tuesday,
November
28,2017
9:00


Please apply from here

BKC Spring semester - - -
Fall semester Saturday, October 21, 2017
13:30~15:00
BKC Trisia on the 1st floor
Seminar room 1 for the Section of
Civil Engineering Environmental Systems Engineering and Architecture Design
Monday,
September
11, 2017
10:00〜

Friday,
October 20,
2017,
9:00
please apply from here
OIC Spring semester Saturday, September 16, 2017
12:00~13:30
AC342
Monday,April 3,
2017
10:00〜

Friday,
September
15, 2017,
9:00
please apply from here
Fall semester
-

-
-

※The first 100 applicants are accepted for each seminar. Note that once the seminar is fully booked, no further applications will be accepted during the application period.

Eligible students All graduate school students
Instructors Institute for General Education
Associate professor HARAGI Makiko
Contents

This seminar is designed for all graduate students to learn basic principles and acquire fundamental knowledge of research ethics.

To be specific, the seminar teaches you how ethics apply to research activities and helps strengthen your understanding of research ethics through group work on specific cases.

Also, researchers will participate in the seminar and be responsible for facilitating group work.

Be sure to take the e-Learning Course on Research Ethics offered at the following website before attending this seminar. Apply for issuance of ID and password on the website individually.


URL of e-Learning Course on Research Ethics:

https://www.netlearning.co.jp/clients/jsps/top.aspx

For information on how to have ID and password to enter e-Learning Course on Research Ethics issued, click here.


Issuance of Certificate of Attendance

After the seminar is finished, we will issue Certificate of Attendance at the site the seminar was held.


③ Specialized Program on Research Ethics

This program is offered for students to acquire practical knowledge about research ethics necessary for their specialized area of studies at their respective graduate schools. For more details about this program, inquire at the administrative office of your graduate school.

Inquiry

Office of Graduate Studies
E-mail:cp-rinri@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
TEL   :075-465-8195