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About ELSI

ELSI, which stands for Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (or Implications), is a collective term that represents diverse issues arising in life science and medical research.

The ELSI Committee has been established to provide advice and recommendations from a standpoint independent from the operation of the BioBank Japan Project for Genomic and Clinical Research to ensure the proper operation of the Project.

BioBank Japan has established the ELSI Committee, which offers independent advice and recommendations, recognizing the significance of ethical, legal, and social issues n the operation of biobanks handling biological materials and data. The aim of the ELSI Committee is to provide advice and recommendations on the ELSI to ensure the proper operation of the BBJ Project.

▶ELSI Committee Outline of Establishment (Japanese only) 

The 5th Committee members  
 Kyoko KITAZAWAVisiting Professor, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University
 Hiroko KOHBATALecturer, Institute of Research Research Facility Cluster Life Science and Bioethics Research Center, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
〇Koichi SUMIKURAProfessor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
 Jusaku MINARIAssociate Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
 Megumi YOKONOAssociate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University
(〇 Chair)

What’s New

2024.3.151st ELSI Committee Meeting of the fiscal year 2023 was held.
2024.4.9Researchers specializing in ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues) from abroad visited Biobank Japan