Research Ethics

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office


      • TMGH IRB will review research proposals from faculty members and students, which involves human subjects (e.g. human data, tissue, microorganisms, DNA, and geneticswithin and outside Japan.
      • Applicants must submit the application form with all the documents needed to the IRB office in General Affairs Section.
        Please send the documents to the contact email address below.

Schedule for Review

The IRB meeting will be held bimonthly (in even-numbered months). New applications will be accepted by the following deadline.
Deadline for acceptance on July 18, 2023 is for TMGH Master’s 1 year only.

Deadline for Application
Monday, 10 April 2023 
Monday, 12 June 2023 
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
*Only for 1st year TMGH Master’s students
Monday, 14 August 2023 
Tuesday, 10 October 2023 
Monday, 11 December 2023 
Tuesday, 13 February 2024 

*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

  • Ethics Application for Research Proposal
    All the attached documents should be integrated into one PDF file, while this ethics application should be submitted in form of MS-Word.
    Therefore, submitted documents will be only two – this application and the combined document.
    Otherwise the application may not be accepted.
  • Research Progress/Completion Report
    The Principal Investigator who got ethical approval at TMGH IRB is required to:
    -Submit an annual study progress report to the IRB Committee, by using “Research Progress/Completion Report”form.
    -Report to the IRB Committee its completion/ termination of the research by using “Research Progress/Completion Report” form.
  • Application Form for Research Implementation
    Submit this application form with a report from the ethics committee, an approved research protocol, and necessary appendices to receive a permission to implement the ethically approved research.


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