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Office of Female Researcher Development

Supporting development of female researchers maintaining a balance between life events and work.

Head Takuji NAKAMURA

As an organization supported by the “Project of Supporting Activities for Female Researchers” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT), the Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS) has inaugurated the “ROIS Program of Female Researcher Progress” and tasked it with the mission of supporting life events and research activities of female researchers. Within this project, ROIS and four underlying institutes have established the “Office of Female Researcher Development (OFRD)”. National Institute of Polar Research’s OFRD, which opened in April 2015, with six members. More specifically, a vice director-general (head), the director of administrative office, a URA (University Research Administrator), and three supporting staff members (two project professors and a project researcher). We encourage and support female researchers because their development and advancement is very important to the future of our country.

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