How to Register (for researchers) This section explains how researchers who are not affiliated with a research institution can register on e-Rad.

Researcher numbers on e-Rad

To ensure that every researcher registered to e-Rad can be uniquely identified, each researcher is given a unique researcher number.
You will keep the same researcher number if you move to a new institution, enabling you to continue using e-Rad without having to be assigned a new number.

  • * If you have forgotten your researcher number, login ID and password, see the FAQ.

Registering as a researcher

The procedure for registering as a researcher differs depending on whether you are affiliated with a research institution.
The following organizations are considered research institutions on e-Rad.

If you are affiliated with a research institution

Register as a researcher at your research association. Ask the e-Rad administrative officer at your research institution to do this.

If your institution is not registered on e-Rad, the research institution needs to register first. The e-Rad administrator at the research institution must submit an application to register the institution. If your research institution is not registered, ask the administrative officer at your institution to apply to register the institution.

If you are not affiliated with a research institution

Register as a researcher by mail by following the instructions below.

Time required for completion of registration process

During busy periods, it may take up to two weeks to complete your registration after your application is received.

Applying for registration

Required documents

Application and registration process

1. Download the Terms of Service and form
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Check the Terms of Service. Open in a new window
Download View in .doc file Form 3-1: Application for Registration of Researcher (743KB).
2. Fill in the required details and keep a sealed copy
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On agreement to the Terms of Service, print Form 3-1, fill in the required details and stamp your seal. After filling in and sealing the form, make a copy to keep.
3. Mail the required documents
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Mail the required documents to the following address:
e-Rad Administrator
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology e-Rad operational charge
3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8959

* The required documents are only accepted by mail. They cannot be submitted in person.

4. Registration in the system
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The administrator will register you in the system. You may be contacted by phone to confirm some details.
5. Notification of completion by email
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When your registration is completed, e-Rad will automatically send a notification email to the email address you registered.
6. Procedure completed
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Your registration as a researcher is now complete. Log in to e-Rad using the login ID in your notification email from e-Rad and the password you wrote on Form 3-1.