HSR Annual Training

This fiscal year's annual training took place on October 14, 2020. Online version is availalbe now on OIST Learn (efront Pro). To take the training, please first enroll in "HC: HSR Annual Training FY2020". The ethics seminar titled "Ethical Issues asssociated with ES Cell Research" took place with the training is also available on the OIST Learn and recommended to anyone who are interested in the subject.

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Announcement of FY2020 Annual Training (in-person)

FY2020 HSR Annual Training 
(Updates from the Secretariat) English  日本語
Ethics Seminar
 English  日本語 
This year’s training is scheduled on October 14 in C209 seminar room. Zoom broadcast is also planned, but please come to the venue for English simultaneous translation. Starting time is 13:00, so please mark your calendar! Anyone who are interested in the seminar are welcomed (you don’t have to be HSR researchers). We are planning to give an online version of the training later for those who cannot attend. 

Date: October 14, 2020
Time: 13:00-14:30
Place: C209 Seminar room

The training consists of two parts:
1. Updates from the Secretariat  (15 min)
2. Seminar “Ethical Issues associated with Stem Cell Research”  (45-50 min, followed by Q&A session, you can leave Q&A session)
    Speaker: Professor Misao Fujita, Director, The Uehiro Ethics Research Div., Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto Univ.


  • Language: Japanese (English simultaneous translation will be provided in the C209 seminar room)
  • Zoom is available only in Japanese.
  • Zoom invitation link will be announced later.
  • ​Pre-registration is required: https://groups.oist.jp/ja/node/27924
Professor Misao Fujita

Research Overview
Full-scale research is about to begin on the clinical application of human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. In order to expeditiously and soundly promote and develop such research, the collaboration and understanding of society including those who participate in this research is indispensable. The Uehiro Research Div. for iPS Cell Ethics will carry out surveys on social needs and public awareness, as well as domestic and overseas ethical regulations and policies concerning the subjects; stockpile of iPS cells in the use of regenerative medicine, mixing of human and animal iPS cells , and dialogue between the public and researchers. Through such activities, the Division aims to organize and clarify issues which may relate to the application of iPS cells in terms of the ethical, social and legal aspects, while considering and proposing necessary countermeasures.