AY2020 Research ethics education
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 2020 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 2020 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.
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（Video)
New graduate students (M1,D1)
You will learn how to conduct research activities and its attractiveness, the importance and meaning of learning the ethics education
|Credits||No credits are awarded for attending this seminar.|
|materials||Pre-Seminar on Research Ethics Handouts|
|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】 Skedule undre adjustmet
In AY2020, the seminar on site will not be conducted, and it was changed to a video distribution.
This seminar is designed for all graduate students to learn basic principles and acquire fundamental knowledge of research ethics.
The seminar explains you the significance of learning Research Ethics and helps you to understand the Research Ethics through specific cases.
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.
For information on how to have ID and password to enter e-Learning Course on Research Ethics issued, click here.
|Eligible students||All graduate school students|
|Instructor||FUJII Taihei, Associate Professor
(Member of Research Ethics Committee)
Research Organization of Science and Technology
【How to issue the Certificate of Attendance, Research Ethics Seminar】
The Certificate can be issued to those who have watched and taken three seminars below.
Those who request to issue the Certificate of Attendance need to log in manaba+R,, and submit documents below from the Graduate Student Career Support Center within the application period.
(1)Application Form for issuing the Certificate of Attendance (2)Copy of the Certificate of Attendance, e-Learning course on Research Ethics The Certificate of Attendance will be sent to your Ritsumeikan email address within one month after your application.
*In case you need to receive this certificate soon because of application of degree etc. please send the email to the address below.
You can find the Application Form for issuing the Certificate of Attendance posted on manaba+R.
１．Pre-Seminar on Research Ethics（Video)
https://www.pip-maker.com/?view=r73n External Link
2．Taking e-Learning Course on Research Ethics
https://elcore.jsps.go.jp/top.aspx External Link
3．Watching the Joint Seminar on Research Ethics（Video) and Questionnaire Response The video will be scheduled to be distributed in the end of December.
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.
- Office of Graduate Studies