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Global Research Council(GRC)

What's the GRC

The Global Research Council (GRC) is a forum that brings together the heads of science-promotion organizations from around the world for such purposes as searching for effective avenues to advance international joint research while forming common principles and forging consensuses on ways to promote international research collaboration. The GRC was launched in Washington DC based on a proposal by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in May 2012. From the time of the GRC’s establishment, JSPS has been a member of its Governing Board, which is the GRC’s operational and decision-making body. As such, JSPS is proactively engaged in the GRC’s operations and activities.

Every year, the GRC holds an annual meeting cohosted by two of its member organizations. Each annual meeting is preceded by a number of regional meetings held around the world to lay the groundwork for the discussions to be advanced in the larger annual meeting. Each annual meeting compiles the fruits of its discussions in statements of principles. To date, the following annual meetings have been held.

1st Annual Meeting
Dates: 13-15 May, 2012
Venue: Washington D.C., the U. S.
Achievements: “Statement of Principles for Scientific Merit Review”
2nd Annual Meeting
Dates: 27-29 May, 2013
Venue: Berlin, Germany
Achievements: “Statement of Principles for Research Integrity”
“Action Plan towards Open Access to Publications”
3rd Annual Meeting
Dates: 26-28 May, 2014
Venue: Beijing, China
Achievements: “Statement of Principles and Actions for Shaping the Future: Supporting the Next Generation of Researchers”
4th Annual Meeting
Dates: 26-28 May, 2015
Venue: Tokyo, Japan
Achievements: “Statement of Principles for Funding Scientific Breakthroughs”
“Statement of Approaches : Building Research and Education Capacity”

For further details on the Tokyo Annual Meeting, please click here.

5th Annual Meeting
Dates: 25-27 May, 2016
Venue: New Delhi, India
Achievements: “Statement of Principles on Interdisciplinarity”
“Statement of Principles and Actions Promoting the Equality and Status of Women in Research”
RCUK Reports: Survey Report: Interdisciplinarity
Survey report: Equality and Status of Women in Research
Case Studies: Equality and Status of Women in Research
6th Annual Meeting
Dates: 29-31 May, 2017
Venue: Ottawa, Canada
Achievements:

“Statement of Principles: The Dynamic Interplay Between Fundamental Research and Innovation” (TBA)
 “Statement of Principles: Capacity Building and Connectivity Among Granting Agencies Worldwide.” (TBA)


Global Research Council
http://www.globalresearchcouncil.org/


4th Annual Meeting of the GRC

  On 26-28 May, the fourth annual meeting of the Global Research Council was held in Tokyo. It was attended by the heads of 56 science-promotion agencies hailing from 47 countries, who adopted two proclamations: “Statement of Principles for Funding Scientific Breakthroughs” and “GRC Approaches to Building Research and Education Capacity”

4th Annual Meeting
(Programme)

Dates: 26-28 May, 2015
Venue: Tokyo
Themes: 1. Research Funding for Scientific Breakthrough
2. Building Research and Education Capacity
  Achivements: 1. “Statement of Principles for Funding Scientific Breakthroughs”
2. “Statement of approaches : Building Research and Education Capacity”
  The Report on 4th GRC Annual Meeting
  Others: List of Participants
    The image of Press Conference (Video)
 
The Video Message by Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe, for GRC 4th Annual Meeting
(Transcript) (Video)

Photo Gallery


 


What's New

6/20/2017
The GRC webpage was updated.
6/10/2016
The statements of the 5th GRC Annual Meeting were posted.
6/10/2016
The GRC webpage was updated.