1.What is KAKEN?
KAKEN is the database which is established and provided by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) with support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
It is a part of "GeNii, the National Institute of Informatics academic content portal", established by NII.
2.Outline of KAKEN
Database of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research contains the "Project Selected" documents and the research report summaries (incl. annual and final). The Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research is granted whole field of science, and this database provides the latest information of the research projects in Japan exhaustively.
Not all projects have the complete set of "selected" and "annual / final report" documents because of the difference in the archiving coverage of each document type. The project information could be modified after selection has been done for some reason, such as declination.
|Project Selected||FY1965-FY2009||Information at the beginning of each fiscal year with some exceptions.
Recorded budget amounts was at that time.
|Information before 1995 is based on the research projects list and assessment rules for the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, MEXT. Some additional projects which were not listed in the document don't be filed to KAKEN.|
|Annual Report||FY1985-FY2006||Information from the annual reports filed at the end of each fiscal year.
Project summaries and publications are available.
|Final Report||FY1985-FY2006||Information from the final reports filed at the end of multi-year projects.
Final Reports are available only for projects in particular categories.
The Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research has its own categories of research.
Those categories have been modified in several years.
Here is the list of categories.
The Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research has "List of Categories, Areas, Disciplines and Research Fields".
Those fields have been modified in several years.
Here is the tables of fields filed in the KAKEN database.
Research projects in some categories have no field distinction.
Here is the list of categories in which research projects have field information.
- Grant-in-Aid for Co-operative Research (A)(B)
- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)(B)(C)
- Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Scientists (A)
- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)(B)(C)(S)
- Grant-in-Aid for Overseas Scientific Survey
And Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Scientists (B) has its unique field information.
There are two information sources.
- Annual Report
Most of annual reports are not archived at libraries in principle.
- Final Report
Final reports must be archived at the National Diet Library, and most institutions filed them of those researchers who were their principal investigators.
There are missing reports in some categories.
It means the existence of the final report that there is the "final research report summary" information in KAKEN.
■ Categories with final research reports. (On-going)
- Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research, Grant-in-Aid for Special Purposes
- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas
- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research
2.Publications in Academic Journals
Publications shown in KAKEN are included in academic journals.
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