NIPS will restart accepting applications for 2022 joint research projects in April.
When applying for a joint research project, please use the NINS Open Use System (NOUS), an online management system for joint research projects. User registration and other procedures are required to use NOUS, so please apply well in advance after consulting with the NIPS host researcher.
Call for Joint Research Project (click here for details)
You can download the report forms and related documents of the Joint Research here.
Call for Joint Research Project Proposals (PDF)（201KB）
*Applications for FY 2021 has been closed.
Click here to see the application guidelines for Joint Research Project at NIPS FY2021.
《Request for Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in conducting Joint Research: Notice to Project Leaders/Representative researchers visiting NIPS 》
In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, we would like to ask for your cooperation in visiting NIPS and conducting Joint research projects. For more information, please refer to the notification ( Request for Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in conducting Joint Research ).
Any projects involving human subjects or specimens obtained from human bodies
If your project involves physiological research on human subjects or specimens obtained from human bodies, or if it involves related fields at NIPS, approval must be obtained from the ethics committee of your institution before the project proposal is submitted to NIPS.
If the project is approved, it will also require the approval of the Ethics Committee for Human Research of National Institutes of Natural Sciences.
Furthermore, if the new proposed project uses the Magnetic Resonance Apparatus (3-T, 7-T) for humans, the approval of the Ethics Committee for Human Research of National Institutes of NaturalSciences will be required after the safety review by the NIPS Interactive Cooperative Project Promotion Committee.
Finally, if a project is classified as “clinical research” by the Ethical Guidelines for Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects issued by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan,please consult with your host researcher in advance.
Click here to learn more about the Joint Research at the Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems(ExCELLS).
Joint Research Section
International Relations and Research Cooperation Division
Okazaki Administration Center
National Institutes of National Sciences (NINS)