A Proposed Model of Core Competencies for Research Ethics Consultants

Kenji Matsui, Yusuke Inoue, Hiroaki Yanagawa, Tadao Takano

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Research ethics consultation services (RECS), which function as an advisory service to facilitate the resolution of complex ethical issues in clinical research, have been proliferating over the last decade. However, the qualification of an individual who provides RECS, or “a research ethics consultant,” has not been thoroughly investigated, in contrast to healthcare ethics consultants, whose core competencies have been discussed and clarified to a great extent. In this study, we investigated core competencies necessary for research ethics consultants, referring to the core competency models of ethics consultants developed in the healthcare practice context, and propose a competency model for research ethics consultants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-370
Number of pages16
JournalAsian Bioethics Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sep


  • Clinical research
  • Core competencies
  • Japan
  • Model
  • Research ethics
  • Research ethics consultation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy


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