The Cross-Ministerial Research and Development Management System (e-Rad) is a cross-ministerial system enabling online management of research and development work through the Competitive Research Funding System run by Japanese ministries and agencies and other open research funding systems. In addition to providing support for processes from acceptance of applications to results reports, the system prevents unwarranted duplication and overconcentration of researchers' research and development costs.
e-Rad is run by 9 ministries and agencies in charge of open research funding systems, and is developed and operated by Cabinet Office with cooperation from other ministries and agencies.