||基幹教育院の倫理委員会 : これまでの業務報告と今後の展望
Institutional Review Board of the Faculty Arts and Science : Current activity report and future perspective
62 , 2017-03-28 , 九州大学基幹教育院
Nearly four years have passed since the Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established in the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) of Kyushu University. In this article, trend of current ethic examinations was reported and future perspective of IRB was reviewed. Mission of IRB is to protect human body, rights and privacy. The task of IRB in FAS is getting enlarged due to an increase of the number of applications and queries to the IRB. Queries include the necessity, the process, and the method of application to the IRB. IRB committee performs ethic examinations based on 1) the Declaration of Helsinki, 2) the Ethical Guidelines for Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects and 3) the Act on the Protection of Personal Information Held by Independent Administrative Agencies. The Act on the Protection Personal Information consists mainly of 1) scope of gathered information, 2) purpose of use, 3) limitation of usage and distribution, and 4) security measures. The FAS is characterized by numerous questionnaires conducted by teachers in their classrooms. According to the social globalization, individual information gathered by the FAS should be managed appropriately to prevent any leakage, damage and destruction.