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SciREX Center

The development of the SciREX Program called for an establishment of the SciREX Center in 2014 to coordinate all the SciREX activities among the member centers and stakeholders, and reflect the activity results on the government policies. The Center, located at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), works as the HUB of the SciREX program (See the SciREX participation chart). It promotes co-evolution of policy formation and policy research and provides opportunities for the policymaking stakeholders and researchers to share information and network through seminars, symposia and workshops.

The SciREX Center currently carries 5 research projects (JFY2016-2018) as below, designated by the Japanese Government. The details of these projects can be obtained here.

  • - Evaluation of the Impacts by Policies
  • - Policy Management system
  • - Innovation System in Public Sector
  • - Immediate and Strategic Response to the National Issues
  • - Improvement of Policy Formation Process

The SciREX Center structure is illustrated below.

SciREX Center Leadership Chart

SciREX Center leader chart

SciREX Program Members

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