All KyotoU faculty, staff, and students engaged in research in the life sciences and related fields must strive to maintain ethical conduct and self-discipline as well as complying with the applicable University rules and regulations.
In research involving human subjects, there are some procedures, such as individual cloning, that are prohibited by laws and regulations, and others that are subject to both internal and external approval processes. It is important that researchers ensure the legality of all their procedures.
Applicable Japanese laws and guidelines (may not be up to date with the latest Japanese versions)
- Guidelines for Research Using Gene-altering Technologies on Human Fertilized Embryos
- Act on Regulation of Human Cloning Techniques
- Guidelines on the Handling of Specified Embryos
- Guidelines on the Derivation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
- Guidelines for the Distributing Institute of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
- Guidelines on the Utilization of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
- Guidelines on the Research on Producing Germ Cells from Human iPS Cells or Human Tissue Stem Cells
Management Office for Research Regulations
Email: kihan-life*mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * with @)
Training course (e-Learning)
Available via Kyoto University Cyber Learning Space > Life Science Research:
3. Laws and Regulations on Life Science and Medical Research