jst/CHORUS FORUM: Data as an output of publicly funded research at JOSS 2024

20 June 2024 – Free online meeting
10:00 – 11:30 AM Japan time | 19 June 9:00-10:30 PM US East Coast time

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This year, the Cabinet Office in Japan announced a policy regarding immediate open access which will include articles created as a result of competitive research funding from the start of the 2025 fiscal year (April). In addition, immediate data disclosure will be required to further improve the transparency and reproducibility of data supporting the research. It is expected that research institutions should develop and maintain a research data policy in accordance with policies of Japan. Governments and funding agencies are working to strengthen the disclosure of data associated with funded research. In the US, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is seeking to establish public access to research data as part of its open science policies and agencies have been requested to formulate their public access policies. Concurrently, there is a rapid increase in published journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters linking to the research data.

At this joint JST/CHORUS Joint Forum speakers from Japan and the US will introduce their organizations’ respective strategies for publishing research data and discuss the challenges researchers face in complying with each country’s national requirements.

We thank the JOSS 2024 organizers for including this FORUM in their virtual meeting.


Mark Robertson, Director Asia Pacific Development, CHOR Inc.

Mikiko Tanifuji, Deputy Director, Research Center for Open Science and Data Platforms, NII


  • Yasuhiro Murayama, Research Executive Director, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
    Overview of open science and frameworks in the international and Japanese policy-related landscape
  • Daisuke Doi, Director, Office for Science Information Infrastructures, Information Science and Technology Division, Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan (MEXT)
    The Situation Surrounding Open Science in Japan and Initiatives by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Ritsuko Nakajima, Director, Department for Information Infrastructure, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
    JST’s Policies and Practices for Research Data Management as Both a Funder and Platform Provider
  • Michael Cooke, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs, US Department of Energy, Office of Science
    Open science and public access in the United States and at the Department of Energy
  • Shelley Stall, Vice President for Open Science Leadership, American Geophysical Union
    The importance of coordinating national open science funder policies for multi-national research teams: challenges and benefits


Presentations will be in English and Japanese with the panel discussion in English.
Simultaneous translation will be provided by NHK Global Media Services, Inc.      

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