Research Ethics

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office


    • TMGH IRB will review research proposals from faculty members and students, which involves human subjects within and outside Japan.
    • Applicants must submit the application form with all the documents needed to the IRB office in General Affairs Section.

Schedule for Review

*The IRB meeting will be held bimonthly (in even-numbered months).
*The application should be submitted by noon on the first Monday of the month of the meeting.
Otherwise, the application will be transferred to the next meeting.

Deadline for Application
7 June 2021 (Mon)
2 August 2021 (Mon)
4 October 2021 (Mon)
6 December 2021 (Mon)
7 February 2022 (Mon)

*It is strongly recommended to comply with the ‘Ethical Guidelines for Bioscience, Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects (March 2021, jointly issued from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Economy, Japan).
*The applicant may discuss directly with the dean of the school, when it is considered necessary to implement the research urgently in order to prevent public health-related harm from occurring or spreading.

Application Forms

All the attached documents should be combined into one file in PDF or MS-Word format; while this application should be kept in MS-Word format.
Therefore, submitted documents will be only two – this application and the combined document.
Otherwise the application may not be accepted.


The General Affairs Section of TMGH
TEL: +81 – (0)95 – 819 – 7803