Description and Evaluation of the Research Ethics Review Process in Japan: Proposed Measures for Improvement

TitleDescription and Evaluation of the Research Ethics Review Process in Japan: Proposed Measures for Improvement
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSuzuki, M, Sato, K
JournalJ Empir Res Hum Res Ethics
Volume11
Issue3
Pagination256-66
Date PublishedJul
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1556-2646
KeywordsDocument , education , Japan , research , Review
AbstractResearch Ethics Committees (RECs) are designed to protect human subjects in research. It is essential to recognize whether the RECs are achieving this goal. Several studies have reported on RECs; however, detailed data regarding the quality of research protocols and the review process of RECs have not been reported in Japan. We examine research protocols reviewed by RECs and the review processes at three institutions using a novel checklist we developed. The data show that approximately half of all examined protocols lacked a clearly written "Background" section that defines the study rationale and design. These results reiterate suggestions made in previous research regarding educational programs and support departments that could enhance responsible conduct in clinical research to protect human subjects in Japan.
Notes1556-2654Suzuki, Mika Sato, Keiko Journal Article United States J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2016 Jul;11(3):256-66. doi: 10.1177/1556264616660644.
DOI10.1177/1556264616660644
Short TitleJournal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE

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