About GRC

About GRC

The Global Research Council (GRC) is a high-level forum established in 2012 through a meeting among the heads of research councils from around the world. Its objective is to address the common challenges which research councils worldwide are facing. To date, more than 50 countries have participated in the GRC Annual Meetings. In the three GRC Annual Meetings that have been held so far, the following subjects were addressed and statements of principles were adopted: Scientific Merit Review, Research Integrity, Open Access to Publications, and Shaping the Future.

The 4th Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC) was held in Tokyo on May 27-28, 2015, and was co-hosted by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. It brought together the heads of 56 research-promotion agencies from 47 countries and adopted two proclamations: "Statement of Principles for Funding Scientific Breakthroughs" and "GRC Approaches to Building Research and Education Capacity."