Research Contributing to Health and Welfare Fostered by Ethical Conduct


Research Contributing to Health and Welfare Fostered by Ethical Conduct


8 March, 2014
Co-hosted by OIST and CITI Japan Project


1.         Purpose: This symposium is intended to provide researchers and members of the general public with an opportunity to understand importance of ethical conduct in research activities, and to promote internationally prominent education and research relating to science and technology through presentations of leading research activities. Also, taking this opportunity, we will familiarize the researchers with the program of “Standardization and Nationwide Implementation of Responsible Conduct of Research Education” (commonly called as “CITI Japan Project”) under the Program for Promoting Inter-University Collaborative Education sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and promote the nationwide service of the standardized training modules regarding Researcher’s Code of Conduct which have been developed in the project.



2.   Date & Time: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 1pm - 3:30pm


3.    Place: Auditorium, OIST


4.    Program:



Welcome and Introduction, Jonathan Dorfan
President, OIST


Opening Remarks, Yoshimitsu Fukushima
Dean, Shinshu University School of Medicine, and
Project Leader of CITI Japan Project


Greetings, To be announced
(an offer has been made to Director-General, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT))


Dr. Melody H. Lin
Deputy Director, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP),
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
“Research contribution to health & welfare fostered by ethical conduct”


Dr. Iekuni Ichikawa
Professor, Shinshu University, and
Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
“CITI Project, a collaborative inititative aiming to provide global educational materials on research ethics”

1:55pm - 2:10pm



Dr. Gail Tripp
Professor, OIST
“Understanding and Managing ADHD: The contribution of research”


Dr. Shogo Ishiuchi
Vice Dean of the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine, and
Professor and Chairman of Department of Neurosurgery, University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine

“Neurological Surgery based on Brain Science”


Dr. Haruhisa Inoue
Associate Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University
“Research for nerve intractable diseases using iPS cells”


Questions and Answers  (Provide simultaneous interpretation during the session)


5.         Register: Please submit an application form by the end of February, 2014. ( first-come and first-served basis)


6.         Contact information:


Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

           1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa 904-0495

           Tel: 098-966-2291Weekdays 10:00 to 16:00


Takako Kawano (The person in charge of the symposium)