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Comments Invited regarding Guidelines for Countermeasures against Misconduct in Research Activities by Competitive Research Fund

November 1, 2006

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has developed draft Countermeasures against Misconduct in Research Activities by Competitive Research Fund and alike to establish necessary measures against misconduct in research activities.

The draft was developed by request from the Council for Science and Technology Policy. The ministries and agencies providing research fund were asked to define provisions in advance for the handling of the fund in case of research misconduct, and to ask the recipients research organizations to develop rules against and provisions to prevent research misconduct.

The MOE invites comments from the general public regarding the draft. Comments will be accepted from November 1 to November 14, 2006.

All procedures related to this invitation for public comment are to be conducted in Japanense. Therefore, comments should be submitted in Japanense.

Access to the draft: The draft (in Japanese) is available on the website (http://www.env.go.jp/info/iken.html).

Submit to: Office of Environmental Research and Technology, Policy and Coordination Division, Environmental Policy Bureau, Ministry of the Environment
1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975 Japan (Mail)
+81-3-3593-7195 (FAX)
GIJUTSU@env.go.jp (e-mail)

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