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SciREX Participation

The SciREX program is participated by the organizations and individuals illustrated below, followed by the brief descriptions on how each functions in the SciREX context.

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The SciREX Center at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) is the HUB of the SciREX program and coordinates the whole SciREX activities. It was established in 2014 to promote co-evolution of policy formation and policy research and to provide opportunities for the policymaking stakeholders and researchers to share information and expand networks.

Six universities : the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), the University of Tokyo, Hitotsubashi University, Osaka University & Kyoto University, and Kyushu University are SciREX core universities. They convene regularly to exchange information to carry out their own SciREX activities.

The Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX) administers the annual competition-based funding for SciREX program. The grantee information is here.

The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) : The STI data collected, analyzed and reported by NISTEP become resources for SciREX. The NISTEP reports written in English are on the Outcome & Resources.

The Center for the Research and Development Strategy (CRDS) : monitors, examines, and analyzes the trends of 'STI and Society' and the policies in Japan and overseas. Based on the analyses, CRDS comes up with problems to be solved and proposes the solution and strategies to the government. It collects and shares with SciREX the STI policy news from other countries (see World News).

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Ministries & Agencies : All the Japanese government ministries and agencies that have STI activities form a network and participate in the SciREX program through SciREX liaisons.

Science Council for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI) is the Japanese government science, technology and policy making body. SciREX occasionaly conducts research or holds seminars in cooperation with CSTI.

Politicians, General public, Scientists, Industries and other stakeholders: STI-policy-concerned individuals participate in SciREX networking activities. Such opportunities and brief summary reports of the events are on the News & Events.

SciREX Program Members

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