R&D Ethics

Research Ethical Review Committee Initiatives

In conducting life Sciences and medical and health research involving human subjects, sufficient ethical considerations are required, such as the receipt of appropriate informed consent, the reduction of the burden on research subjects who provide samples and information, and the protection of personal information.

The Mitsubishi Chemical Group has established the “Ethical Review Committee for Human Tissue Research, etc. of Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation” as an ethical review committee in compliance with the Ethical Guidelines for Life Sciences and Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). This committee carefully reviews the ethical appropriateness and scientific rationality of research protocols. To promote objectivity and impartiality in these reviews, outside members are included to ensure that respect is given to a range of opinions and to facilitate appropriate reviews. In addition, we strive to ensure transparency by disclosing the committee membership list, the rules governing the committee, and summaries of its proceedings through the Ethical Review Committee Reporting System established by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

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