Educational items on research ethics for undergraduate medical students in Japan:A web survey of healthcare providers involved in medical research

Akiko Nakada, Taichi Kishi, Masaaki Kobayashi, Yoichi Nakamura, Naoki Hiroi
Volume 2 Issue 1 Pages 1-11
First Published: September 9, 2019



【Background】This study aimed to examine the educational items on research ethics, a required course for undergraduate medical students.【Method】A web survey was designed and then administered to 400 healthcare providers who have been involved in medical research and who are registered with a web research company. We classified the educational items as those related to research integrity, subject protection, and ethics of animal experiments, and asked at what stage of medical school or practice these topics should be taught. 【Results】An exploratory analysis of the data from 370 respondents indicated that “learning before clinical training started” was generally preferred for most subtopics.【Discussion】Future research should consider the domains and issues in research ethics education that are emphasized in medical schools.


Key words

medicine, under graduate education, research ethics, web survey