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.
      • General Affairs Section will send acknowledgement to Applicants once it receives Applicants’ mail / documents. If the Applicants do not receive acknowledgement within 3 working days, send another email.

Schedule for Review

New Application Due Date
 Tuesday, 13 February 2024
 Monday, 8 April 2024
 Monday, 10 June 2024
 Tuesday, 16 July 2024*
 Monday, 19 August, 2024
 Tuesday, 15 October 2024
 Monday, 9 December 2024
 Wednesday, 12 February 2025

*Masters Course students only
*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