Outline of Functions
The system's primary functions are as follows:
(1) The online-computerization of documents related to R&D management.
In principle, we have been computerizing and putting online applications
for research themes and for grants-in-aid for research funding from
researchers and research institutions to distribution institutions, as well as
reports on their results.
Through this, we having been trying to make the
operations of the distribution organization more efficient, along with both
mitigating the burden on and raising the convenience of researchers.
Moreover, when computerizing, we unify the basic application information
such as the titles of research topics, the names of researchers, the term of
research, and the monetary amount distributed.
(2) Issuing researchers a research number and guaranteeing uniqueness
Advance registration is necessary for using this system, and at that time
researchers are to be issued a unique researcher number.
who were already given a researcher number for MEXT's science research
subsidy before this system was launched can continue using it.
However, possessing a researcher number does not mean it will be
possible to apply for all projects. Please confirm the main points of
recruitment for each project for the application qualifications.
(3) Support for elimination of unreasonable overlapping/excessive
concentration prior to adoption
Through (1) and (2), this system supports the elimination of unreasonable
overlapping and excessive concentration by those in charge of operations at
(4) Provision of information to the Council for Science and Technology Policy
Under the previous situation, distribution institutions that receive requests
from the CSTP drew up the respective information and offered it online.
the launching of this system, we have been making operations efficient so as to
be able to provide information registered with this system to the CSTP online.
(5) Construction of a public window for research results
With this system, by registering URL information on the home page where
each distribution institution publishes its own organization's results, the said
place's information about research results is provided to Japan's citizens.
Since this system handles researchers' intellectual assets and private
individuals' information, it has sufficiently assured security and