APRIN Research Misconduct Investigation Standardization Committee

Our article entitled “Standardizing Procedures in Japan for Conducting Investigation of Allegations of Research Misconduct and Reporting Their Results” was published in the December issue of Trends in the Sciences in 2018. This article was prepared by the APRIN Research Misconduct Investigation Standardization Committee, aiming to standardize institutional research misconduct investigation procedures, with valuable inputs from experts, either in Japan or overseas, and government officials.

In addition, the article, “How to investigate allegations of research misconduct: A checklist,” was published on Retraction Watch (dated January 8, 2019). This article, which explains the above article, was written in order to publicize worldwide the activities in Japan against research misconduct, hoping to provide a first foothold for standardization of misconduct investigation in the world.