The “Research Administrator Introductory Seminar FY 2012” was held.

The Research Administrator Introductory Seminar FY 2012

Date
1:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., December 13 (Thur.); 8:50 a.m. – 5:50 p.m., December 14 (Fri.)
Venue
D201, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University
Fee
Free (A fee is collected for the reception.)


The URA manages research programs together with researchers. In recent years, the importance of the university research administrator (URA) has been increasing day by day with respect to effectively obtaining external sources of funding and administering funded projects.
Hokkaido University will host an introductory seminar to foster URAs. Such a seminar was also held in February.

Program
December 13 (Thur.)
0:30 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Opening remarks
Ichiro Uyeda, Director of Executive Office for Research Strategy and Executive and Vice-President of Hokkaido University
1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. The research administrator policy
Yuzo Ishida, Deputy Director, University-Industry Collaboration and Regional R&D Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.  URAs of Hokkaido University
Ichiro Uyeda, Director of Executive Office for Research Strategy and Executive and Vice-President of Hokkaido University
Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Professor and Head of Task Force for Research Strategy, Creative Research Institution, Hokkaido University
3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Standard skills for research administrators
Teruyuki Hayashi, Research Administrator, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Designing the training and educational program for research administrators at Waseda University
Yasushi Matsunaga, Associate Professor, Center for Research Strategy, Waseda University
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Opening ceremony and reception for the URA Station

December 14 (Fri.)
8:30 a.m. Registration
8:50 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Acquiring external funding! Is it a goal?
Kazushige Kawabata, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University
9:35 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Funding research as a JST project
Toshitaka Kuroki, Officer and Director of Government-Academia Collaboration Department, Japan Science and Technology Agency
10:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Aiming to the synthetic research for innovation – as an example of government-industry-academia collaboration and full-scale research at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Akira Ono, Special Advisor, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Lunch break
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Intellectual property rights and technology transfer
Motoki Susa, IP Manager, Center for Innovation and Business Promotion, Hokkaido University
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Basic knowledge of compliance for URAs
Sachio Matsubara, Professor, Center for Promotion of R&D Collaboration and Regional Cooperation, Institute for Research Collaboration and Promotion, Niigata University
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Project management skills
Yoshihiko Sumi, Specially Appointed Professor, Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development, Hokkaido University
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Research administrators in Japan: Current situation and prospects
Makiko Takahashi, Director of Research Strategy, Research Planning Section, Riken
5:30 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. Closing remarks
Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Professor and Head of Task Force for Research Strategy, Creative Research Institution, Hokkaido University

Inquiries
Person in charge: Dr. Myouki and Dr. Okada (The URA Station, Creative Research Institution, Hokkaido University)
Phone:+81-(0)11-706-9580 (9575)
Fax:+81-(0)11-706-9582
E-mail: ura-seminar(*)cris.hokudai.ac.jp
Change the “(*)” to “@”.

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