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SciREX is:

Standing for "Science for REdesigning Science, Technology and Innovation Policy," SciREX is a Japanese Government program that focuses on research and education for establishing evidence-based science policies.

The program was established in JFY2011 and has been funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) with an annual budget of about Yen 600 million (~$5.7 million) .

The development of SciREX Program called for an establishment of the SciREX Center in 2014 to coordinate all the SciREX activities among the 5 core centers (6 universities) and stakeholders, and try to reflect the activity results on the government policies. The Center is located at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).

SciREX Program Members

  • GiST
  • STIG
  • IMPP
  • STIPS
  • CSTIPS
  • NISTEP
  • RISTEX
  • CRDS
  • MEXT