Establishment of the Certified Research Ethics Professionals: An Ethical Review Expert -Translated in English from Japanese Version

JMA J. 2021 Oct 15;4(4):405-408. doi: 10.31662/jmaj.2021-0056. Epub 2021 Sep 27.


Medical research is indispensable to develop new treatments or diagnostic methods. An ethics review board reviews the validity of such medical research. However, with the recent advances in medicine, a meaningful review of medical research often requires advanced knowledge. There is thus a growing necessity for a professional who can support ethical review. Therefore, a new system called the Certified Research Ethics Committee Professional (CReP), an Ethical Review Expert, has been established.

Keywords: CReP; Certified Research Ethics Committee Professionals; Certified review board; Clinical trials act; Medical guideline; Research ethics; Research ethics committee.