Evidence data platform constructed
by Council for Science, Technology and Innovation
Raising the research, educational, and fundraising capabilities of universities and other research institutes is extremely important to improving Japan’s science and technology capabilities. Thus, the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) has collected and analyzed evidence on the status of research, education, and fundraising at universities and other research institutes. e-CSTI (an evidence data platform) was then constructed as a means of sharing this evidence with relevant parties at the governmental, university, and research institute levels. It is expected that such parties will utilize e-CSTI data to pursue evidence-based policy making (EBPM) and evidence-based corporate management (EBMgt).
(NOTE) The evidence system was constructed as part of the Integrated Innovation Strategy (cabinet decision on June 15th, 2018) (https://www8.cao.go.jp/cstp/tougosenryaku/tougo_honbun.pdf ) and Integrated Innovation Strategy 2019 (cabinet decision on June 21st, 2019) (https://www8.cao.go.jp/cstp/togo2019_honbun.pdf ). It was launched for government use in 2019, and has subsequently been used by national universities, the National Research and Development Agency, and other research institutes in 2020. Under the Integrated Innovation Strategy 2020 (cabinet decision on July 17th, 2019), parts of the evidence system are being made available via a public website to promote its use.
e-CSTI does not post personal information, but does enable analysis using information that is sensitive or belongs to a third party; in these cases, access is restricted so that only users from the government, universities, or other research institutes are permitted to view these analyses.
The basic structure of e-CSTI consists of five functions: (1) visualizing science and technology-related budgets, (2) analyzing the research capacity of national universities and research and development corporations, (3) analyzing external fundraising in universities and research and development corporations, (4) analyzing human resource development at universities, and (5) analyzing the vision and aims of universities at the regional level.
Details of these functions are listed below.
Iwao Miyamoto, Atsushi Kaneda, Yoko Inoue, Shinsuke Kawachi, Teruki Mita, Hideo Arimoto
Satoshi Nishiyama, Yukihiko Kirihara (GENERATION PASS Co., Ltd.), Yuki Watanabe(GENERATION PASS Co., Ltd.), Kenji Yoneda (Kannart.Inc)
Naohiro Shichijo, Takuya Iwasaki, Miki Haseyama, Yoshihide Terada(GRIPS), Michiko Takahashi(GRIPS), Takahiro Mitsui(GRIPS)
Science and technology budget totals
Hajime Asano, Masato Mizuno, Kaoru Umezawa, Yukio Iwasa, Toru Sasabayashi, Ryoichi Kawada, Hiroshi Okumura
Research capacity analysis
Toshiaki Fujii, Noritaka Usami, Yuji Fujita, Teruo Nishioka, Hideyuki Maiwa, Manami Matsubayashi, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Takashi Ishida, Takeo Toyoshima(Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co.,Ltd.), Koji Tamura(Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co.,Ltd.), Wataru Okuda(Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co.,Ltd.), Hirotaka Kawashima(Dentsu Consulting Inc.)
Industry-university collaboration analysis
Shingo Ebata, Akira Sanagi, Shigeki Uekusa(Uekusa Shigeki CPA office), Nobutaka Toyomasu(educe Co., Ltd.), Keisuke Mizunoura(Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.), Yoshihisa Shinji(Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.), Hideyuki Kawahara(Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.), Mitsunori Kajihara(Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.), Masatoshi Nakata(Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.), Kenichi Hatori(University Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer), Takeshi Fukuda(University Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer)
Human resource development analysis
Toru Shinohara, Tomonao Takamatsu, Masashi Yamamoto(Kawaijuku Educational Institution), Taichiro Tsuji(RDC Inc), Shiro Sakata(Chiba University), Leo Nagamatsu(Kanagawa University), Hajime Imai(Japan Women's University)
(NOTE) The text in parentheses indicates affiliation. Unaffiliated members are part of the Cabinet Office.