Research Integrity The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Education Program

As a part of its effort to prevent fraudulent behavior in advance and to promote fair research activities, AMED will now require researchers who are part of research activities funded by research expenditures controlled by AMED to complete the RCR Program and submit their completion status. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Program and study materials

  • CITI Japan e-learning program CITI Japan Home Page
  • “For the Sound Development of Science - The Attitude of a Conscientious Scientist” (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science “For the Sound Development of Science” Editorial committee)
  • Programs in which research institutes deem are equivalent in content to the above programs

Participants applicable

Researchers who are determined by respective research institutes as materially taking part in research activities funded by AMED.

Attending the program and reporting completion status

In principle, participants should take the program in the initial year of their research and development, and continue as appropriate. (See “Q&A” for past completion history)

Research institutes are required to have their applicable participants take the RCR Program through its programs and materials, and report their completion status to AMED. If applicable participants are in subcontracted institutions, the consigning institution should be responsible for the reporting.

Submission of Completion Status Reports

Report completion status for 2015

Applicable reporters: Applicable participants for all assignments (excluding assignments that end in FY2015)
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Report completion status for 2016

Applicable reporters: Applicable participants for assignments started in FY2016
Deadline: May 31, 2017

For FY2017 onwards, submit reports for applicable participants for assignments started in the financial year by the end of May in the following financial year.

Submitting the Report

Download the following files from below and fill in the required fields.
Submit the files in electronic form to the AMED Research Integrity and Legal Affairs and Department upon compiling the reports.

Email: kenkyuukousei “AT”
Report format: cover exhibit
Submission: Send files to the email above.

*Replace “AT” with “@” for the listed email address
*Seals are not required in the reports. Consigning research institutes should compile and submit reports for applicable participants who are consigned.


Last updated 2016.2.12